Banka: Tour and Fishing – Tatay Rick

Tatay Rick has been fishing for more than 40 years now at Laguna de Bay. He followed the footsteps of his father and started fishing when he was 12 years old. To sustain his family’s life as a fisherman, he said he had to work as a laborer for construction sites when fishing is out of season. At day time, he would rent out his banka for tour, and at night, he would go out fishing with other fishermen of San Vicente. Tatay Rick is a Filipino fisherman representing the resilience of the Filipino people. He said “Filipino pa, surviving.”

Published by Kathleen Lei Limayo

Documentary Filmmaker, Documentary Photographer & Visual Anthropologist

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