April 16, 2018
‘PROACTIVE’ SUPPORT EYED FOR FARMERS, FISHERS OF AKLAN AFFECTED BY BORACAY CLOSURE
Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol assures farmers and fisherfolk of Aklan that the agency will provide proactive support to those who will be affected by the six-month closure of Boracay Island in Malay.
“I have to admit that I was one of those who pushed for the closure of Boracay. But before the problem sets in, I would like to have solutions already. I want to hear out your concerns and the subsidies you need,” Piñol said.
During a forum held on April 12 in Kalibo, Piñol requested Vice Governor Reynaldo M. Quimpo to convene and discuss with the agri stakeholders in Aklan on the possible impact of the island closure to their agri-fishery livelihood.