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Group to challenge legality of Aquino’s plan to declare coastal areas as ‘no-build zones’

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DESPITE the danger, some fishermen in coastal towns in Eastern Visayas are not about to just leave their homes to transfer to safer ground.

The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya (Pamalakaya) said the group, along with members and supporters of their local chapter in Eastern Visayas will challenge the legality of a soon-to-be issued executive order of Malacañang declaring the country’s coastlines as “off-limit zones” or “no-build zones.”

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100,000 fishermen from typhoon-hit areas need boats

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100,000 fishermen from typhoon-hit areas need boat 

 

Delfin T. Mallari Jr and Carla P. Gomez R

Saturday, Nov 23, 2013

LUCENA CITY – A group of fishermen expressed frustration at plans announced by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to distribute 1,300 boats to fishermen, saying the number of fishermen who had lost their boats to Super typhoon Haiyan could easily reach 100,000.

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Action on oil spill ‘inadequate’

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PART of the shoreline of Estancia, Iloilo, that was contaminated by oil spilling from a power barge that was detached from its moorings in the town, lifted off the water by Supertyphoon Yolanda’s 300 kph winds and slammed into communities. NESTOR P. BURGOS JR./INQUIRER VISAYAS

ILOILO CITY—A Church-based group helping victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” has scored the government for its “slow and inadequate” response to an oil spill in Estancia town in Iloilo.

“The people lost their homes already but their plight has worsened because of delayed and piecemeal action, especially of the national government,” said Fr. Marco Sulayao, coordinator of Task Force Buliganay sa Ngalan sang Gugma.

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Group urges Iloilo fishermen to sue Napocor for oil leak

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MANILA, Philippines – A fisherfolk group on Firday urged  small fishermen and their families in Northern Iloilo to file criminal and other appropriate charges against the state-run National Power Corp. for its slow and inadequate response to an oil spill caused by super typhoon Yolanda.

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Congress asked to re-channel P 339 billion budget for debt servicing to Yolanda rehab

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Congress asked to re-channel P 339 billion budget for debt servicing to Yolanda rehab

Manila, Philippines- The national fisherfolk federation Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya njg Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Friday urged  House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. to re-channel the budget for debt serving for 2014 to rehabilitation programs that would uplift the sorry situation of victims of super typhoon Yolanda.

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PH to pursue no build along coast policy to avoid repeat of Yolanda devastation

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MANILA: Despite strong opposition from a militant group, a senior cabinet official on Wednesday said the government was determined to pursue the “no build” order along coastlines especially in the danger zones ravaged by monster typhoon Haiyan in the Visayas.

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Palace proposal on fish settlement to evict 9 million fishers

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A militant fisherfolk group yesterday expressed apprehension that more than 9 million fishermen and coastal people or about 10 percent of the country’s population will be removed from their fishing villages once Malacañang signs an executive order (EO) declaring coast lines off limits to homes after storm surges and mini-tsunamis devastated coastal villages in Eastern Samar, Leyte and 34 more provinces affected by super typhoon “Yolanda.”

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