“Against the Stream” street art exhibit installed to welcome World Fisheries Day

“Chinese aggression in the West Philippine Sea, encroachment of commercial fishing fleets within the municipal waters supposedly for small fishers, conversion of coastal and fishing areas into profit-oriented projects; these are among the many issues that propel our visual protest. This street exhibit pays tribute to our fisherfolk who stand against the stream of violence attempting to drown out the call for the recognition of fishing rights as basic human rights,” Mark Sanchez, an artist from SAKA said.

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DA urged to mobilize calamity funds, compensate typhoon-hit fisherfolk

“These are not just figures in reports; these are families, our food security front liners, and our fellow Filipinos. Strong typhoons after another struck and devastated coastal communities in the region, home to tens of thousands of fisherfolk. Considered as among the poorest sector in the country, these fishers lost almost everything they had. Although massive relief efforts helped these families to survive, they need long-term aid in a form of livelihood support to help them get back on their feet and resume their journey to fish,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson said in a statement.

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Roque should be ashamed; no time of “unloading” in the midst of emergency situations – PAMALAKAYA

“Spox Roque’s dilly-dallying in the midst of a calamity reflects the government’s ineptitude and worthlessness to people’s plight amid disaster. The people’s suffering caused by the successive natural disasters is being aggravated by the national government’s neglect and sheer incompetence,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson said in a statement.

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Speedy government assistance for Ulysses-hit fisherfolks sought

“Fishing and coastal families were forced to vacate communities to seek shelter in evacuation areas. Local government authorities must be prepared in providing assistance to these families to ensure that the natural calamity will not further the socio-economic impacts of the ongoing pandemic. We appeal for a speedy government support in a form of economic aid and livelihood subsidy,” Ronnel Arambulo, PAMALAKAYA-Southern Tagalog Spokesperson said in a statement sent to media outfits.

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