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Ilonggo fishers urged to sue Napocor over oil spill

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Ilonggo fishers urged to sue Napocor over oil spill

The Philippine Star
Posted at 12/01/2013 12:05 PM | Updated as of 12/01/2013 12:05 PM

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.

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Villar urges Aquino to halt reclamation projects

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Sen. Cynthia Villar. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Sen. Cynthia Villar on Saturday asked the Aquino administration to impose a moratorium on reclamation projects because they tend to destroy seaside communities’ natural protection against deadly storm surges.

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Pamalakaya chair and Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap delivers sponsorship speech against Charter Change

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Land for the landless, Not Charter Change!

Genuine Sovereignty and Patrimony for Filipinos!

ImageMr. Chairperson and members of House Committee on Constitutional Amendments and to all my fellow legislators, Good afternoon to all of us.

 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.

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Ilonggo fishers urged to sue Napocor over oil spill

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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.

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Impending EO declaring coastal areas off-limits to displace millions of fisherfolk, group warns

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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.”

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Ping offered post of rehab czar for Yolanda-stricken areas – sources

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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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Post-‘Yolanda’ rebuilding to take five years

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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.

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