On October 19-20, 2016, a two days fisherfolk food bazaar was conducted by NGO’s for Fisheries Reform at City Hall Grounds, Tacloban City. . Representatives from different fisher folks association in Tacloban City such as the TaclobanFisherfolks Urban Association (TFUA), Old KawayanFisherfolks Association (OKFA), St. Vincent Women’s Fisherfolk Association, St. Vincent Women’s Fish Processing Association and Rural Improvement Club attended the said fisherfolk food bazaar.
The said fisherfolk food bazaar mainly focused on showcasing, promoting and selling the local products of different fisherfolk association in Tacloban City. The event also served as a culminating activity because the NGO’s for Fisheries Reform (NFR) has already finished its project in Tacloban.
Different associations sold different products during the food bazaar. The products of Rural improvement club are fish fillet afritada, fish fillet sarciado, ginataangpunaw, fish embutido, chili dilis, biko, fish lumpia, special puto, and fish empanada. The old kawayanfisherfolk association sold seaweed, fresh fish (Lapu-lapu) and dried squid. The St. Vincent Women’s Fish Processing Association and St. Vincent Women’s Fisherfolk Association also sold their special seaweed pickles, marinated bangus and relyinongbangus. The TaclobanFisherfolk Urban Association products were crabs, boneless bangus and alive Lapu-lapu. The products sold in the food bazaar were local products of different fisherfolk of Tacloban City that we should be proud of.
During the event, intermission numbers were also presented by the local talents of Tacloban City. Singing, dancing, interpretative dance and comedy dramas were performed during the food bazaar to entertain the participants.
The event ended dramatically because the personnel from NGO’s for Fisheries Reform thanked the participants for helping them achieved their project. For the years, months and days that they participated in different training, seminars and writeshop organized by the organization. The different fisherfolks association of Tacloban City also shared their gratitude to the NFR for helping them recover after the typhoon and for the knowledge through trainings and seminars they impart on them that no amount of money could replace.
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