Citing the experience with rice importation, PAMALAKAYA warns that contrary to government claims, starting fish importation would eventually increase prices of fish and would not prevent shortages.
MANILA — The fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA-Pilipinas) slammed today the Department of Tourism (DOT) for citing the Gigantes Islands in Iloilo province for closure. On July 10, Director Helen Catalba of Department of Tourism (DOT) recommended the temporary closure of the establishments catering to the tourists visiting the island.…
The Chinese embassy issued a statement saying that it has allowed Filipino fishermen to fish in the West Philippine Sea “out of goodwill.”
“It would only be convincing if Duterte himself would sail to the disputed waters and pressure China to surrender their irrational claim over almost the entire South China Sea.”
“We do not object the rehabilitation of Boracay, it must have been done before. But we will not let a foreign company to enter and plunder our resources and violate our patrimony in the name of profit.”
MANILA — Multisectoral groups led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) trooped in front of the Chinese Consulate in Makita on Feb. 10 to denounce the continuing invasion of the West Philippine Sea. China was reportedly building an airtstrip in the Philippine Rise, formerly known as Benham Rise. Progressive groups criticized the government for not protesting…
“We don’t actually need China or any other country in exploring the potentials of our natural resources if the government is sincere in developing and maintaining our research facilities.”
“The ‘joint research’ is clearly a new manipulative move by China for territorial expansion and usurpation.”
Progressive fishers decried what they called “fascism in the sea.”
A reclamation project threatens to bring loss of livelihood and homes to Navotas fisherfolk.
“All we need right after the fire tragedy is speedy government support and economic aid. We don’t want to be displaced from our community because it means taking us away from our sources of livelihood.”