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Groups press Lacson’s ouster as rehab chief
- Written by Charlie V. Manalo
This as fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) and its regional chapter Pamalakaya-Eastern Visayas yesterday called on Lacson to quit his post after the former senator dismissed protesting survivors of Yolanda as “pawns of communist agitators out to destabilize the Aquino administration.”
Groups urge Congress to pass law declaring Manila Bay a reclamation free zone
By Gerry Albert Corpuz and Billy Javier Reyes
Manila, Philippines- Manila Bay based groups Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya), Anakpawis partylist, Sagip Manila Bay Movement (SMBM), Save Freedom Island Movement (SFIM) and Koalisyon Kontra Kumbersyon ng Manila Bay (KKK-Manila Bay) today asked lawmakers to pass a law declaring the bay of Manila from South to North free from any large-scale land reclamation activities.
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FEBRUARY 18, 2014
DENR urged to remove no-build zone markers in Eastern Visayas
By GERRY ALBERRT CORPUZ
MANILA – A national federation of small fisherfolk organizations has pressed the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to dismantle all no-build zone markers it had installed since last year and allow fishermen and other coastal villagers to return to their fishing areas and communities.
Manila plans to tax starving fishermen
By Gerry Albert Corpuz and Gloria Madonna Velarde
MANILA, Philippines— The Philippine government is set to impose more taxes on marginalized sectors, including but not limited to subsistence fishermen who could hardly feed their families three times a day due to small income.
A national federation of small fishermen in the country had assailed the plan of Bureau of Internal Revenue to tax small fishermen other marginal income earners.
Activists, survivors of typhoon Yolanda dumped water lilies to protest no-build zone
By Franklin Roosevelt Dimaguiba and Gerry Albert Corpuz
Manila, Philippines- Survivors of last year’s super typhoon Yolanda and their supporters from Palawan, Manila Bay and Laguna Lake dumped sacks of water lilies and few pieces of knife fish at the gate of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Quezon City to protest the no-build zone policy currently imposed by the environmental agency in Tacloban City and across Eastern Visayas.
Group slams BIR plan to tax fishermen
MANILA, Philippines – Fisherfolk group Pamalakaya on Thursday scored the plan of the Bureau of Internal Revenue to tax small fishermen and other marginal income earners.
Pamalakaya said that the BIR wants small fishermen to pay taxes more than the 12 percent Expanded Value Added Tax they pay for every liter of gasoline or diesel for their motorized boats and for the 12 percent EVAT they pay for every kilo of rice they buy to feed their family.