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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Strengthen local food production for continuous food supply, DA urged

“It is not enough that the DA would only verbally encourage farmers and fishers to constantly supply the metro with their products when the food producers themselves suffer the hardships in their production. How about a livelihood support to guarantee that food producers can keep up with the wheels of production?” PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson Fernando Hicap said in a statement.

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Our sovereignty is not collateral for Chinese vaccines – fishers’ group to Duterte

“Mr. Duterte is being censored with China’s vaccine diplomacy and false promises of economic investments at the expense of our fishing rights and national sovereignty. His stark kowtowing to China is a betrayal to the national interest and the constitution that he has sworn to uphold,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson said in a statement.

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Prolonged MECQ lengthens hardships of the poor sectors – fishers’ group

“The Duterte administration’s pandemic response is bungling and inadequate that the key measures to contain the virus have yet to be systematically carried out. There is still no free massive testing and vaccination, and public health care system remains bankrupt. The overwhelming increase of COVID-19 cases in NCR and neighboring provinces has been dealt with the usual military solution which is tested and proved to be a grand failure,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson said in a statement.

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