February 28, 2013
Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
Regional Office No. 5
San Agustin, Pili, Camarines Sur
Telefax: (054) 477-0559, 477-7365
BFAR and Fisherfolk in Bicol Support the National Year of Rice. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Regional Office No. 5 along with around 250 fisherfolk from the different provinces of Bicol region participated in the regional launching of the National Year of Rice at Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum in Naga City last January 31. The country intends to attain rice self-sufficiency through appropriate rice consumption and consideration of other commodities such as corn as a staple food, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 494 by Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III declaring the year 2013 as “National Year of Rice”. The celebration was participated by representatives from different government agencies, local government units, farmers, and fisherfolk.