Compensation should also cover aftermath of the Recto Bank incident — fishers group

Compensation should also cover aftermath of the Recto Bank incident — fishers group

“Long overdue; the 22 victimized fishermen have been enduring the lost of traditional livelihood after the tragic incident in Recto Bank. Why would it take one year for the government to act on this serious matter? After all, how would it guarantee that China will properly and fairly compensate the damage it has brought to our fisherfolks? The compensation should cover not only the cost of the fishing vessel and their supposed income on the night of the incident, but also the aftermath where their livelihood activities have not returned to normal.

Moreover, an end to Chinese aggression in the entire West Philippine Sea will give full justice to all the Filipino fisherfolks who are victims Chinese harassment and hostility on our territorial waters.” Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA).

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