The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) Regional Office 9 bestows another plaque of commendation and a substantial cash prize of one million pesos to LGU-Dimataling, Zamboanga del Sur. The accolade recognizes the municipality outstanding achievement for winning 2nd place in the CY 2022 Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan (MMK) Program search for exceptional coastal communities in the region.

The LGU of Dimataling, represented by Vice Mayor Omar T. Buluan on behalf of Mayor Avelino J. Yrauda, received the prestigious award from DA-BFAR 9’s FMRED Chief Erlinda M. Puy, MFM, representing Regional Director Al-zath K. Kunting, RFP. The recognition underscores Dimataling’s commitment to responsible coastal management and promote a clean and abundant marine environment.