Call for Duterte’s resignation mounted amid China’s continued aggression

“This protest is a reassertion of our rightful claim in the West Philippine Sea. It is likewise a reminder to China that Filipino fishers are ever-ready to assert and reclaim what is rightfully ours. We demand Beijing to respect the fishing rights of Filipino fishers and moreover, leave the Philippine waters and end their massive destruction of our marine resources,” Arambulo asserted during the protest action.

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Fisherfolk couple murdered over long-running battle against coastal and land-use conversion — PAMALAKAYA

PAMALAKAYA said the fisherfolk couple Chai Lemita-Evangelista and Ariel Evangelista were both members of Ugnayan ng Mamamayan Laban sa Pagwawasak ng Kalikasan at Kalupaan (UMALPAS KA), a local environmental organization in Nasugbu, Batangas. The Evangelistas were active in the long-standing campaign against coastal and land-grabbing by private developers within the 8,650-hectare Hacienda Looc in Nasugbu.

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Fishers seek gov’t action on galunggong price hike

“Once a poor man’s fish, galunggong is no longer affordable to poor families courtesy of its unreasonable prices. With the prices of other foods such as rice, vegetables, and meat products rising, ordinary consumers who have yet to recover from the crises of pandemic have now nothing to choose from to eat a decent meal,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson said in a statement.

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