Bay and lake fishers endorsed favored bets

“This coastal-based action symbolizes our full pledge to elect the real representatives of the people in the elite-dominated Senate and Congress. To ensure the people’s fighting chance inside the legislative chamber, it is the Filipinos’ electoral duty to ensure the victory of Anakpawis and the two renowned activist leaders,” Ronnel Arambulo, PAMALAKAYA Spokesperson announced as he led the coastal-based even in the country’s largest freshwater lake.

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Philippine climate strike features fisherfolk resistance vs “plunder of seas”

In a joint protest held by the infamous dolomite beach in Manila Baywalk today, militant fishers’ group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA), along with climate activists and environmentalists led by Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines (YACAP), renewed their call to terminate the order of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to demolish fishing farms from four coastal towns in Cavite – Cavite City, Bacoor City, Noveleta, and Kawit.

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Fisherfolk, CSOs to raise the issue of DENR order to dismantle fisheries structures in Cavite in the Global People’s Summit on Food Systems

While monopoly agro-corporations are lobbying at the United Nations for more corporate control over the global agriculture and food systems, here in the Philippines, the producing sector is facing the worse and more primitive issue of outright destruction of the community-based food system and displacement from livelihood, all in the name of neoliberal privatization of bay areas, for super-profits of real estate firms colluding with local and national bureaucrat capitalists.

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PAMALAKAYA’s tahong and talaba growers storm DENR ahead of its demolition order

“Rehabilitating Manila Bay should be to restore its marine resources for the benefit of small fisherfolk. But the DENR’s thrust says otherwise. The government’s rehabilitation program has brought fear among the fishing and coastal population because its aim is to actually destroy our livelihood and displace us from communities,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson said during the protest.

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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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