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267 city fisherfolk seek assistance amid oil spill threat

September 12, 2006

By Lory Ann B. Bilbao

ILOILO City’s 267 registered fisherfolk coming from six oil sheen affected coastal villages, asked for “immediate assistance” to alleviate their “economic displacements.”

Iloilo City Disaster Management Office OIC Jose G. Papa represented the fishers’ request in a letter addressed to Mayor Jerry P. Treñas Friday last week.

The letter stated that out of the 267 registered fishermen affected, 86 were living in Barangay Sto. Niño Sur; 56 in Sto. Niño Norte; 19 in Calaparan – all villages of Arevalo District; 14 were in Barangay San Juan and 57 in Calumpang, Molo District and; 35 in Bito-on, Jaro District.

The village chiefs reported the number and requested Papa to write to the proper agencies.

(For the full story, click Sunstar, Sept. 12, 2006.)

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