Step up crackdown vs foreign poachers in West Philippine Sea, gov’t pressed

“It is by legal and international rights that we strongly enforce our maritime laws at our disposal against foreign poachers in our territorial waters. This is to preserve and make the use of our fragile fishery and marine resources in the West Philippine Sea that are being rapidly exploited and plundered by China,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson said in a statement.

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Enough with blame game, Duterte accountable over loss of WPS – fishers’ group

“President Duterte should quit playing the blame game and admit that his submissive and mendicant foreign policies, as well as non-assertion of our sovereign rights have emboldened China to be more aggressive on its intrusion of our marine territory. It is the Duterte administration that keeps on setting aside the arbitration ruling and putting our sovereignty as a bargaining chip in the name of economic investments and vaccine diplomacy that China would extend to the country,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson said in a statement.

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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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