The Municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council of Lupon, Davao Oriental won this year’s national Gawad Saka Search for Outstanding FARMC.

The awarding was held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Metro Manila on Dec. 18, 2014.

Buenaventura Maiz, Jr., chairperson of the MFARMC-Lupon received the award together with Lupon Mayor Domingo A. Lim, BFAR-XI Regional Director Fatma I. Idris, Municipal Agriculturist Rabiole L. Pantalan, Municipal Councilors Cenen Angsinco & Hon. Harold Montes.

The Outstanding MFARMC also received a cash prize worth P450,000.00.

Lupon MFARMC’s dedication in the development and sustainable management of the marine resources in the community to improve the livelihood of the fisherfolks led them to be declared as Gawad Saka Outstanding FARMC awardee and be the next role model of every FARMC in the country.