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Group reminds Malacañang on US payment for Tubbataha damage

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Group reminds Malacañang on US payment for Tubbataha damage

Written by Jonathan L. Mayuga

TWO weeks before the anniversary of the grounding of an American ship on precious coral reefs, a group said the government should press the United States for its obligations.

The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Thursday asked President Aquino to remind the United States government of its promise to pay for the damage caused by the US Navy on the world-renowned Tubbataha Reef on January 17 last year.

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US reminded on responsibility for coral reef destruction in Sulu Sea

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US reminded on responsibility for coral reef destruction in Sulu Sea

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4:24 pm | Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

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MANILA, Philippines — Almost a year after an American warship ran aground in the Sulu Sea, destroying a portion of the Tubbataha Reefs, a militant fisherfolk organization pressed the US government to take responsibility beyond the P58 million-fine it was ordered to pay the Philippines for the environmental damage.

The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) asked the Aquino administration to “follow up and pursue the US government to honor its obligations arising from the national environmental disaster” involving the grounding of the USS Guardian on Jan. 17, 2013.

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Whatever happened to US obligations in Tubbataha reef disaster? Fisherfolk group asks

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Whatever happened to US obligations in Tubbataha reef disaster? Fisherfolk group asks

By: InterAksyon.com
January 2, 2014 10:46 AM

USS Guardian in Tubbataha. FILE PHOTO

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MANILA, Philippines – Whatever happened to the United States obligations after its Navy ship USS Guardian ran aground in Tubbataha Reef, a protected and World Heritage site, January 17 last year? The  fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Thursday urged the Aquino administration to push the US government to honor its obligations arising from the national environmental disaster the incident caused.

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Manila Bay groups pressed Aquino to stop SM’s 300 hectare reclamation project in Pasay City

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Manila Bay groups pressed Aquino to stop SM’s 300 hectare reclamation project in Pasay City
By Gerry Albert Corpuz and Katrina Heredera
Manila, Philippines- Manila Bay based groups led by the fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya), Koalisyon Kontra Kumbersyon ng Manila Bay (KKK-Manila Bay), Sagip Manila Bay Movement (SMBM), Save Freedom Island Movement (SFIM) and Anakpawis partylist on Christmas eve urged President Benigno Simeon Aquino III to stop the reclamation of more than 300 hectares of coastal areas in Pasay City by SM Land Incorporated owned by business tycoon Henry Sy.

PH activists advised UN Chief not to rely on government reports on Yolanda

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PH activists advised UN Chief not to rely on government reports on Yolanda

By Gerry Albert Corpuz and Franklin Roosevelt Dimaguiba

Manila, Philippines- Here is Philippine activists unsolicted advice to UN Secrerary General Ban Ki-moon: Don’t let yourself be fooled by the Aquino administration. This regime is a republic of charlattans.

The militant fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Saturday warned the visiting United Nations (UN) top executive to undertake consultative meetings with the survivors and other sectors affected by super typhoon Yolanda concerning the rehabilitation of ravaged communities in Eastern Visayas and 34 other provinces.

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Pinapakasuhan ng grupong Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) sina Pangulong Benigno Aquino III at iba pang opisyal ng pamahalaan kaugnay sa oil spill sa Estancia, Iloilo noong nakaraang buwan.

Paliwanag ni Pamalakaya national vice-chairman Peter Gonzales, lalong naging miserable ang mga mangingisda sa Estancia dahil bukod sa paghagupit sa kanilang lugar ng super typhoon Yolanda noong Nobyembre 8 ay pinalala pa ito ng oil spill na nagmula sa nabahurang barge ng National Power Corporation (Napocor).

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Militant group warns gov’t against black sand mining

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MANILA—A militant group accused the government on Friday of using the reconstruction of areas devastated by Supertyphoon ‘‘Yolanda’’ as a pretext for the approval of large-scale black sand mining operations.

In a press statement, the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) alleged that the Aquino government would exploit the situation in disaster-stricken areas “to justify the grand entry of magnetite mining companies in Samar and Leyte provinces.”

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