A Navoteño fisherman collected an insurance benefit from government after losing a boat to a fire at Brgy. North Bay Boulevard North early this year.
Benjamin Driguerro received a check worth P13,000 on Monday from Mayor Toby Tiangco and Aida Cristina Castro, Business Development and Marketing Specialist of Philippine Crop Insurance Corp.
He was the first registered fisherman in Navotas to receive such insurance claim from PCIC.
“This is one of the reasons our fisherfolk need to register under the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture. As registered members, they may claim for insurance if their boats or fishing gears get damaged by calamities,” Tiangco said.
“Registered Navoteño fisherfolk may also avail of the NavoBangka and fish nets program of the city government,” he added.
PCIC insurance is free and covers rice crops, corn crops, high-value crops, livestock, fisheries and non-crop agricultural assets.
Fisherfolk who wish to apply for the insurance may coordinate with the City Agriculture Office at 281-8531 local 112.