Lifting of mining ban hit; group warns of Chinese plunder of minerals

“The government would let foreign mining firms to exploit and plunder our mountains, forests, and seas with all their might while we beg for alms in the form of taxes and other duties in return. There are many other ways to keep the restore the economy without exposing our natural resources to big mining interests,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson said in a statement.

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Fishers’ group bids “state-sponsored fishing expedition” to enforce West Philippine Sea ruling

“By subsidizing our local fishing fleets to engage in massive fishing expedition in the West Philippine Sea, the government is not only actively enforcing our legal claim over the resource-rich marine waters, but is also boosting the fishery production that will cater our domestic food needs,” Pedro Gonzales, PAMALAKAYA Vice Chair emeritus said in a statement.

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Alarmed over Chinese aggressive behavior, PAMALAKAYA slams AFP’s “defeatist” take

“That was a flagrant display of aggression against the Filipinos. China has no right to issue a radio warning and chase away our vessel sailing within our very exclusive economic zone. If Chinese maritime personnel can manifest such antagonistic behavior against a media crew, one can only imagine how they treat our poor fisherfolks fishing in our territorial waters,” Bobby Roldan, PAMALAKAYA Vice Chair for Luzon said in a statement on Saturday.

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Marking Day of Valor, fisherfolk unite with patriotic sectors vs. foreign aggression and intervention

“It is patriotic duty of every Filipino to fight for our territorial integrity, sovereignty and national patrimony. The Filipinos’ collective struggle should aim to wrest back sovereign control of the West Philippine Sea and the marine resources within the country’s exclusive economic zone,” Pedro “Tata Pido” Gonzales, PAMALAKAYA Vice Chair Emeritus said during the online protest organized by the broad alliance Pilipinong Nagkakaisa Para sa Soberanya (P1NAS).

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