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Ilonggo fishers urged to sue Napocor over oil spill
MANILA, Philippines — A militant group on Saturday urged Iloilo fishermen and their families to file charges against the National Power Corp. for the oil spill in the waters off Estancia town.
Pamalakaya chair and Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap delivers sponsorship speech against Charter Change
Land for the landless, Not Charter Change!
Genuine Sovereignty and Patrimony for Filipinos!
First and foremost, the representative of Anakpawis partylist expresses gratitude to the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments for giving way to tackle the House Resolution No. 13 that expresses our disapproval in the reenactment of Charter Change (ChaCha) under the Aquino administration.
Mr. Chairperson and to my fellow legislators, Anakpawis partylist has 3 major issues and basis why we assert our standing against the proposed ChaCha.
First, giving rights to the foreign corporations and companies to own lands in our country will not make any development. The proposed 100 % foreign ownership of land is clearly against the legitimate rights for land of our poor Filipino farmers that are supposed to be the proprietor and the tiller of their land. This is also a proof of surrendering our national patrimony and sovereignty to the foreign controls.
MANILA, Philippines – A militant group yesterday urged Iloilo fishermen and their families to file charges against the National Power Corp. for the oil spill in the waters off Estancia town.
The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) said the affected fishermen and their families are suffering not only from the devastation of Super Typhoon Yolanda but also from the oil spill that was caused by a power barge of the Napocor.
MANILA, Philippines – A soon-to-be-released Palace executive order declaring the country’s coastlines as off-limit zones even to small fisherfolk and coastal residents is being opposed by a militant fisherfolk group, worried it might be used as “a legal instrument to demolish coastal communities.”
MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE 10:57PM) The task of overseeing the rehabilitation of Eastern Visayas, which suffered the brunt of super typhoon “Yolanda” early this month has been offered to former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, ranking government sources said Saturday.
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MANILA, Philippines—Rebuilding areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) that killed thousands mostly in Eastern Visayas will take up to five years and cost more than $2 billion, officials said Saturday.
The comments came as the death toll from “Yolanda”, one of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the country, continued to rise.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said 5,632 people had been confirmed dead while 1,759 were still missing following the category five storm earlier this month.