Small fishers complain of extortion from local governments based on the Fisheries Code.
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In the Amended Fisheries Code, big foreign fishers rule the seas
KALIBUTAN By CLEMENTE BAUTISTA Recently, Republic Act 10654 or the Amended Philippine Fisheries Code was passed, and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) was completed only this September. Behind the policy reform are mostly big commercial fishers, government officials, and with few representatives from non-government organizations like Greenpeace and some fisherfolk organizations. In the end,…
Group slams fisheries law: We are 16 years a slave
In its updated paper entitled 16 years of Fisheries Code, Filipino Fisherfolk Still Fish in Troubled Waters, Pamalakaya asserted that Republic Act No. 8550 or the Philippine Fisheries Law of 1998 failed to raise the standard of living of small fisherfolk and was very dismal in protecting marine and inland environment from destruction by corporate interests.
Indigenous Peoples Call for Review of IPRA, Other Laws Affecting Their Communities
By LYN V. RAMO Bulatlat.com MANILA — A review of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA), a mining moratorium and to put a stop to the counterinsurgency program Oplan Bantay Laya (OBL) became the rallying calls for more than 200 delegates representing the country’s 14 million indigenous peoples from more than ten regions in the…