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“Fish barrel scam” seen in fisheries registration program

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Manila, Philippines- The militant fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) smells something fishy on the nationwide registration program for small fisherfolk  proposed by the Department of Agriculture (DA) and its attached agency– the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

Pamalakaya, allies pressed audit of typhoon Yolanda victims

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Manila, Philippines – Several groups on Saturday urged the Commission on Audit (COA) to conduct a full-audit of all financial aid received by Aquino government from foreign donors to assist tens of thousands of victims of super typhoon Yolanda.

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Half of victims fishermen, says group

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fisherfolk activists from Pamalakaya attended a street conference indicting WTO in Hong Kong in 2005
fisherfolk activists from Pamalakaya attended a street conference indicting WTO in Hong Kong in 2005

Half of victims fishermen, says group

Philippine Daily Inquirer Southern Luzon correspondent Delfin Mallari Jr. reports on the impact of typhoon Yolanda to small fishermen

Foreign donors for Yolanda victims told: Funds not safe from corrupt PH government

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Manila, Philippines
– It would be better if foreign donors to victims of super typhoon Yolanda to coordinate with people’s organizations, church associations and independent groups in the conduct of relief operations and extending their assistance rather than give directly to the Manila government

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AN APPEAL FOR HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE FOR VICTIMS OF TYPHOON YOLANDA

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Dear friends and colleagues,

Fraternal greetings!

The national leadership and mass membership of Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya), a national federation of small fisherfolk organizations in the Philippines humbly submit this collective appeal for humanitarian aid and assistance in behalf of millions of poor victims of the super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) that devastated the archipelago last week.

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