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Incompetent Aquino asked to quit over Yolanda woes

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Manila, Philippines- The left-leaning fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Saturday said President Benigno Simeon Aquino III’s  sheer incompetence and wholesale neglect in dealing with the terrible calamity in Eastern Visayas and 34 more provinces hardly devastated by super typhoon Yolanda should convince the Chief Executive to quit post and pursue a permanent vacation from public office.

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Fishers group urges government to distribute 100,000 fishing boats to Yolanda victims

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Manila, Philippines – The fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Tuesday said the Department of Agriculture (DA) should distribute not less than 100,000 fishing boats to fisherfolk victims of super typhoon Yolanda if it wants to be relevant in providing long term assistance and livelihood to affected fishermen.

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US tapping Oyster Bay for advance command post

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MANILA, Philippines- The ongoing construction of a mini-Subic Naval Base in Oyster Bay, southwest of Manila will be used as one of the command posts of the US Marines, according to the fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya).

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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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