CASIGURAN, Aurora – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Central Luzon led by Regional Director Wilfredo Cruz, distributed a salt making package under the BFAR Development of the Salt Industry Project (DSIP). A generous grant of almost P2 million was awarded to four distinct groups – the Cozo Fisherfolk Association, Samahan ng mga Mangingisda ng Sitio Dumaguipo at Dinipan, Samahan ng Mangingisdang Agta, and Samahan ng Masisigasig Kalipi-Barangay Cozo.

This initiative marks a crucial step towards empowering indigenous people, rebel returnees, and women associations, fostering sustainable development and economic growth in the region.

These packages tailored to enhance salt production capabilities, are expected to contribute significantly to the community. The facilities, supported by solar salt production setups with High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) materials, cooking furnaces and PVC tanks, are collectively estimated to yield an impressive 150 kilos of salt daily.

The ceremony was graced by key figures including Casiguran Vice Mayor Eugene Calugtong, 1st Lt. Zamzamyn K. Dimasidsing of the the 91st Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army, Maximina Ligaya Roque of the Provincial Agriculture Office, Barangay Official Emilita Curitana and esteemed chieftains from the Indigenous Communities of Casiguran, Aurora. (photos of PFO Aurora)