“We strongly and urgently appeal to the five presidential aspirants to set aside partisan politics and focus their political energy and resources to frustrate the sinister plot of Duterte and his political gangland to hold over the presidency in whatever form. Forge a political unity against the Duterte-Marcos tandem once and for all,” Ronnel Arambulo, PAMALAKAYA Spokesperson said in a statement.Read more
“Our regional leader is being deprived of freedom and liberties based on trumped-up charges for four months now. We are seeing what the government has been trying to do here; using the delaying tactic on the due process to prolong Mangampo’s detention and ultimately capsize his morale,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson said in a statement.Read more
“We renew our call for justice for our fallen colleagues who were ruthlessly killed with impunity under the Duterte regime. Our organization has been the constant target of state forces as a reprisal for advancing the fishing rights and opposing the Duterte government’s policies that kill and starve the people,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA national chairperson said.Read more
Manila, Philippines – “This may be Duterte’s ultimate nightmare yet a welcome development for the Filipinos seeking justice and accountability from his terror reign. The ICC full probe is a critical step towards recovering the many counts of the Duterte regime’s high crimes against humanity that stemmed from the bloody war on drugs among other state policies that fuel grave human rights abuses,” according to the militant fishers’ group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA) on Thursday, welcoming the International Criminal Court’s full investigation into the extrajudicial killings under President Rodrigo Duterte.Read more
Manila, Philippines — “Tinanggap nga niya ang nominasyon, ang tanong, tanggap pa ba siya ng mga mangingisda? Nakatitiyak kaming hindi[…]Read more
In a statement, PAMALAKAYA said that along with rural-based progressive groups, they have been seeking a P15, 000 subsidy intended for livelihood and production expenses to “pump-prime the wheels of production” of the marginalized fisherfolks and farmers amid the onslaught of the pandemic accompanied with burdensome quarantine restrictions.
The fishers’ group said that the agricultural production subsidy for fishers will be apportioned mostly for fuel expenses which eat up almost 80% of a regular fishing trip.
“The production subsidy that the we have been seeking could have stimulated the production of more than 600, 000 rural-based food producers. This also means that unstable food supply and prices in the market could have been avoided if only the government heeded the demand of the country’s food security front liners for livelihood subsidy and aid,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson said in a statement.Read more