MANILA, Philippines — A bill aiming to give incentives and benefits to sea wardens or “Bantay Dagat” volunteers has been filed at the Senate.
Senator Risa Hontiveros’ Senate Bill No. 1919 or the “Bantay Dagat Welfare and Incentives Act” bats to entitle volunteers insurance, PhilHealth coverage, hazard allowance, subsistence allowance, training and career enrichment programs, and access to loans.
“Our fisherfolk communities are at the frontlines of climate change. Sila ang unang-unang naapektuhan ng pagbabago sa klima, pati na ng mga negatibong epekto nito sa ating kalikasan,” Hontiveros said in a statement on Sunday.
(Our fisherfolk communities are at the frontlines of climate…