Ms. Nelly Wenceslao, a fisherwoman from Bundas, Bagumbayan, Lupon, Davao Oriental was chosen as the country’s Outstanding Fisherfolk (Capture Fisheries category) for this year’s Gawad Saka of the Department of Agriculture (DA) during the 48th Gawad Saka Awards held at the Phillippine International Convention Center graced by Secretary William Dar of the Department of Agriculture, and Secretary Jose Ruperto Martin Andanar.

Representing Mayor Erlinda D. Lim, Vice-Mayor Santos Q. Alonzo, Jr. commended the winner and urged to continue her work in helping the municipal fishery industry.

Gawad Saka is an annual activity of the Department of Agriculture which acknowledges farmers, fisherfolk, as well as distinguished groups and individuals, who have excelled and made significant contributions in the development of agriculture and fishery sector in their regions and in the country.