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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Fishers held coordinated protest at the bay vs China-Duterte

“It is unlikely that we would be able to retrieve our waters from China, not especially under the puppet regime of Mr. Duterte who keeps on kowtowing to the Asian superpower. It would be easier to diplomatically and decisively assert our sovereign rights if a President is not subservient and could stand up to foreign aggressors,” Ronnel Arambulo, a PAMALAKAYA leader said during the fluvial protest in Botolan, Zambales.

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Pamalakaya Fish Community Pantry May 29, 2021

With the funds raised by Pamalakaya from donors and fishing rights youth advocates, 145kg of tilapia were bought directly from the small fisherfolk of Binangonan, Rizal in Laguna Lake with 100kg of rice, were distributed to 200 urban poor families in Brgy. Old Capitol Site in Quezon City and volunteers from the urban poor community in Area 17, Brgy. UP Campus.

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Duterte’s “pro-mining pivot” another form of public betrayal – fishers’ group

“Akin to his West Philippine Sea pretense, Mr. Duterte’s anti-mining stance was nothing but a false show, his crackdown against big mines was a toothless tiger merely declared for public image building. This administration’s pro-mining pivot adds to its records of environmental destruction and sell out of national patrimony. Duterte is a national traitor at its best in this respect,” Hicap said, referring to President Duterte’s “campaign joke” with regard to riding a jet ski to assert the West Philippine Sea. Ok

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Immediate release of sickly peasant leader sought; Duterte blamed for endangering health of Canlas

Manila, Philippines – “Every single day that peasant leader Joseph Canlas is deprived of liberty is a ticking time bomb for his life. The Duterte government is accountable for whatever would happen to Canlas because of his unjust and prolonged detention,” according to the national fishers’ group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA) on Monday, as it demanded the immediate and unconditional release of detained peasant activist Joseph Canlas over humanitarian grounds.

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