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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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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15k new cases mirror failed ECQ – fishers’ group

“The all-time high record of new cases says it all; a restrictive enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) alone will never work. When will the government ever realize that the problem is not the easing of restrictions, but the lack of comprehensive medical and scientific solutions?” said Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson of the group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA).

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Fishers’ group slams revival of “militaristic, unscientific” ECQ

“Same strict quarantine under the same framework of militaristic approach. There is no plan to strengthen the ever-crippled public health system. There is no free massive testing, aggressive contact tracing, free treatment, and most especially there is no massive vaccination. President Duterte should admit his failure to address the pandemic, he should be held accountable along with the military leaders in the anti-pandemic task force,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson said in a statement.

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