Tag: fishing

Jose pilots his boat to guide tourists.
May 18 2015

A man and the sea

The sea for Jose is beauty and sustenance. It’s a gracious host welcoming visitors and old friends. It’s also a fierce foe threatening his livelihood and safety in severe storms.

Jose lives by the sea and makes his living from it — as a fisherman, tour guide, farmer and owner of a small store. He lives about an hour from Hundred Islands National Park, a tourist destination and protected area in the Philippines some 150 miles north of Manila. He’s lived in the area since he was 7 years old. He’s 62 now.

Jose has been a member of Unbound’s elder program for two years. The support he gets from his sponsor, Carol in North Carolina, supplements his own hard work and initiative, giving him a little more security in his later years.

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Sep 10 2008

Notes from the Field #2 – The Philippines

CFCA Philippines project director Trisha Pitts shares stories about how high fuel costs are impacting the fishing industry and CFCA fathers who have small fishing businesses in the Philippines.