Pamalakaya (National Federation of Small Fisherfolk Organization in the Philippines) is an alliance of activist fisherfolk groups in the country with over 100,000 individual members and 43 provincial chapters. It was formalized as a federation on December 7, 1987 where it held its first national congress.
As a national federation of fisherfolk organizations Pamalakaya maintains regional chapters and offices in Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Negros Island, Panay and Guimaras, Far South Mindanao and Northern Mindanao.
It is a member of the biggest international organization of small fishermen known as World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP), as well as active member of the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS) and the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC).
It is also a core group member of an international militant global platform of small-scale fisherfolk organizations which is the International Fisherfolk and FishWorkers’ Coalition (IFWC).
Pamalakaya is a member of the militant umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan-New Patriotic Alliance), the largest political activist group alliance in the Philippines.
The Pamalakaya web is Pamalakaya’s news blog running the federation’s day-to-day stories and statements on burning issues of the day including but not limited to agrarian reform, agriculture and fisheries.