DA SECRETARY MEETS WITH THE BEREAVED FAMILIES OF FISHERMEN IN ZAMBOANGA CITY
On January 13, 2017, DA Secretary Emmnanuel F. Piñol in behalf of President Rodrigo R. Duterte with his staff arrived in Zamboanga City to personally meet with the bereaved families of the seven (7) slayed fishermen to extend the president's condolences and give the flowers and financial assistance of Php 50,000.00 each except for the late Mr. Richard Maderal's whose body lies at the Pama, Olutanga, Zamboanga Sibugay, however, the financial assistance shall also be brought to his family.
Usec. for Fisheries and BFAR Director Commodore Eduardo B. Gongona, PCG (Ret.) with BFAR IX Regional Isidro M. Velayo, Jr., MDM, DA RFU IX Regional Director Constancio G. Alama, PCSUPT. Billy B. Beltran, Regional Director, PRO-9 and PFDA-IX Manager Romeo Makinano were also there to support and assist the dialogue between Sec. Piñol and the families of the fishermen.