The entire AFP should own up and take responsibility on massacre of Lumad farmers – militant groups

“The recent massacre of civilians further exposed the AFP as ill-reputed war criminals which stemmed from state policy to carry out brutal and indiscriminate anti-insurgency campaign. It’s a punch to the moon to expect that the AFP would take responsibility or even show remorse on the massacre because the entire institution itself never regards human life and dignity,” the fisherfolk leader and former solon said.

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Reforest mangroves, not coconut trees along Manila Bay – fishers to DENR

“Just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it is necessary and priority to restore the bay’s ecosystem. Planting of coconut palm trees along the shores reflects the government’s thrust on Manila Bay rehabilitation which is solely based on external beautification, rather than restoration of its marine and fishery resources,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson said in a statement.

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Fishers’ group welcomes ICC probe against Duterte’s crimes against humanity

“While it may be an ultimate nightmare for Mr. Duterte, for Filipinos and human rights defenders, it is a critical step towards recovering many counts of Duterte’s crimes against humanity that stemmed from his bloody war on drugs among other policies that fuel grave human rights abuses. The ICC investigation on Duterte’s human rights violations only covers the tip of the iceberg, as scores of high crimes including political killings remain unreported before the international court.

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PAMALAKAYA to root for 1Sambayan candidates based on electoral platforms against Duterte’s

“We don’t see any problem with rooting for 1Sambayan’s candidates regardless of political affiliation as long as it is a complete turnaround of Duterte’s policies. Basically, we don’t want another leader who would kowtow to China or to any foreign powers at the expense of our national sovereignty and territorial integrity. Likewise, our preferred next set of leaders should have high regard for human rights and democratic freedom, not another strongman posturing who would only continue Duterte’s fascist policies,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson and former Anakpawis Party-list representative 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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