Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), together will all its Regional Fish Ports (RFP), took part in the double celebration of the Farmers and Fisherfolk Month with the theme "May Pandemya Man o Wala, Magsasaka't Mangingisda, Maasahan ng Bansa” and the 21st National Fisherfolk Day on May 31, 2021. 

These events aim to give recognition to the role and contribution of our fisherfolks in the sustainable development and management of our fishing communities. 

This year, despite the constant looming dangers brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and extreme weather conditions, our fisherfolk continue to ensure that there will be enough food for everyone. They remain as our capeless heroes fighting against hunger and towards food security. 

To celebrate these momentous occasions, the PFDA, through its Public Information Division, developed and produced a tribute video entitled "Paglaot: Pagpupugay sa mga Mangingisdang Pilipino”. This video aims to honor and give thanks to our valiant fisherfolk for their hard work, commitment, and dedication to help the Philippine economy especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Through this video, the agency will take you on a journey about the bittersweet life of a fisherfolk. Every common misconception and the true essence of being a fisherfolk was showcased in the video to enlighten everyone about the real situation of those who give us food on our plates. 

To watch this tribute video for our outstanding fisherfolk, you can visit PFDA Official Facebook Page. 

(Mark Angelo N. Perez – Public Information Division)