By Danny Estacio
QUEZON – In a show of generosity to his fellow local chief executives, Pitogo Mayor Paulino Sayat has ordered the distribution of tons of fish caught by the town’s fisherfolk to other local government units (LGUs) in the province.
Sayat, owner of several fishing vessels, ordered that the freshly harvested fish be distributed to the mayors of Agdangan, Unisan, Padre Burgos, Pagbilao towns, and Lucena City, particularly in Barangays Dalahican and Mayao Crossing.
But Sayat underscored that the distribution to other places came after residents in his own hometown of Pitogo had already gotten their fair share of the fish harvest.
Sayat noticed that sardines and other fish canned goods were always included in food packages. This was why he thought of giving out fresh fish instead.
He personally started distributing March 18 with the first stop in Pagbilao, Quezon, where he and his son Vice-Mayor Dexter Sayat brought to Mayor Shierre Ann Portes-Palicpic. Palicpic, the tubs of fish.
The Pagbilao mayor, on the other hand, decided to distributed the fish to the members of the town’s tricycle operators and drivers association (TODA).
The distribution of the fish harvest was expected to last until March 25.