Fishers stormed Chinese consulate to mark 5th year of PCA ruling on South China Sea

“This is neither a publicity stunt nor a bluff. These are Filipino fishers standing up against China and upholding our rights in the West Philippine Sea. Likewise, this is a defiance against President Duterte who has completely turned his back on our national sovereignty and the Filipino people. Our own government’s cowardice and submission to China will not stop us from asserting what is rightfully ours. Wala na kaming aasahan sa pala-sukong administrasyon ni Duterte, kaming mga mangingisda na ang kikilos para sa aming karapatang mangisda sa inaagaw na teritoryo ng China,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson said in a statement.

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BFAR urged to assess and repair the damage on fisheries caused by Taal eruption

“We are calling on the BFAR to immediately evaluate the damage of the Taal Volcano eruption to fisheries and aquaculture, leading to reparation for the loss of potential income of fisherfolks and coastal residents situated along the stretch of Taal Lake. We presume that the latest eruption poses serious damage to fisheries and aquaculture as the lake is a traditional fishing site for tilapia, bangus, and the endangered tawilis,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson said in a statement.

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Fishers join protest seeking Duterte’s ouster

“Many horrible things could still happen in the country within the remaining year of Mr. Duterte. He could create conditions that would pave the way for his term extension. Or he could unleash more brutal crackdown against dissenters and political rivals to tighten his grip from power. So much for a Duterte regime that starves and kills Filipinos. We seek for his immediate removal in Malacanang,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson said in a statement.

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Don’t dare use civilians as tools for crimes against humanity, PAMALAKAYA to Duterte

“On top of Mr. Duterte’s traditional partners in crimes which are the police and military forces, he also wants to legally equip civilians with a deadly and fatal tool. We’ve already seen this with the bloody war on drugs and campaign of terror against democratic activists and progressive organizations. It is meant to justify and put legal blanket to the killing spree and human rights abuses of the Duterte government under the guise of fighting criminality,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson said in a statement.

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