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Groups gear up for “fish war” against Palace EO declaring Yolanda damaged coasts as off limit zones
By Gerry Albert Corpuz and Jollibee Sto. Domingo
Manila, Philippines- Local chapters of the fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) in Eastern Samar and Leyte, Northern Negros, Panay and Northern Cebu are gearing for a major political showdown with President Benigno Simeon Aquino III concerning an ambitious plan of the national government to declare coastal areas ravaged by super typhoon Yolanda on November last year as off limit zones.
Still no answer from US on Tubbataha grounding
MANILA, Philippines – The US government has not answered a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) for the prosecution of two US Navy officials and the crew of a US Navy minesweeper for the damage to Tubbataha Reef in Palawan almost a year ago.
An SC insider told The STAR the petition is a test case, and they do not know if the US will invoke international treaties or laws or even pay attention to it.
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.
US reminded on responsibility for coral reef destruction in Sulu Sea
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.
Whatever happened to US obligations in Tubbataha reef disaster? Fisherfolk group asks
January 2, 2014 10:46 AM
The online news portal of TV5
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.