Press Release
February 21, 2016

Cayetano visits Davao fishing village, Pushes for fixed wages
for small fishermen

Sunday (Feb.21) - Vice presidential bet Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano spoke with fishermen in Davao City to explain his vision of restoring order in the country by granting better benefits to ordinary Filipino workers.

In his second "Ronda-Serye" listening tour in the city, Cayetano visited the fishing village of Dumalag and had a dialogue with the local fisherfolk, who voiced out their daily concerns.

"Isa sa problema nila ang 'di sapat na kita. Sa pangingisda lang kumukuha ng pang-araw-araw na gastusin ang maraming pamilya, ngunit maliit lang ang kita nila mula rito," Cayetano noted.

To address this, the senator said that under his and his running mate, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's term, handline fishermen will be granted fixed wages twice the daily minimum wage in the region and will receive hazard pay.

"This is on top of the commissions that they will get from their catch. It will ensure that our hardworking fishermen, who provide food on our tables, will also be able to provide for their families' needs," Cayetano said.

Cayetano had just been to Davao last week where he conducted a similar dialogue with residents of Barangay Bucana, some of whom are also in the fishing industry.

He assured them that if elected, he and Duterte will push for strategic reforms to crackdown illegal fishing and ensure safe working conditions for small fishermen.

"Ang hinahanap ng mga kababayan natin ay tunay na pagbabago. Through our bold solutions and swift action, we will make sure that each Filipino, rich or poor, will taste the benefits of economic growth," Cayetano said.

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