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Rebuilding Lives, Resuming the Journey for Fish
Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Typhoon Yolanda, is deemed as the strongest super typhoon the world has ever known. According to the December 9, 2013 report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Mangement Council (NDRRMC), more than 2.3 million families or almost 11 million people were affected in forty-four (44) provinces. It also reported the number of deaths rose to almost six thousand (6,000), more than twenty-seven thousand people are injured while 1,779 people are still missing.
Almost forty percent (40%) of the affected families have been displaced by Typhoon Haiyan. The total estimated cost of damage is over 30 billion PHP. But, these are not just figures in reports. These are families, friends, fellow Filipinos and fellow men.
Typhoon Haiyan struck and devastated coastal communities, home to millions of fisherfolk. Considered as the poorest of the poor in the Philippines, these fisherfolk lost almost everything they had. Many of them lost lives, loved ones, homes and livelihood. Massive relief efforts has helped these families survive.
Now, they need support for the rehabilitation of their homes and communities to help them get back on their feet and move on with their lives. Granting these fishermen fishing boats and fishing nets would give them hope and the opportunity to rebuild their lives.
For your donations and institutional support please contact:
Address: No. 56, K-9th
Barangay Kamias, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact No: Telefax- 0632- 426-9442
Mar tells contractor to speed up Iloilo oil spill clean up
MANILA, Philippines – Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Friday urged the private contractor hired for clean-up operations of the oil spill in Estancia, Iloilo, to work double-time to immediately contain the impact areas and keep the environmental damage to a minimum.
By Chitato Artidyo and Gerry Albert Corpuz
Manila, Philippines- A high voltage and totally electrifying protest awaits Philippine President Benigno Simeon Aquino III if his administration fails to stop the new round of hikes in the prices of energy according to rabid critics.
Fishers asked 10,000 Martial Law victims to oppose Lacson’s new role as rehab czar
By Franklin Roosevelt Dimaguiba and Gerry Albert Corpuz
MANILA, Philippines — The militant fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) today asked the 10,000 victims of Martial Law to support their objection to the appointment of former Senator Panfilo Lacson as head of the P 41-B rehabilitation plan in areas devastated by super typhoon Yolanda last month.
Fishers warn Noy, Mar of post 2016 charges over neglect of Yolanda victims
Manila, Philippines- A flurry of criminal and civil charges await President Benigno Simeon Aquino III and Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas III right after the May 2016 elections over their disastrous response to survivors of super typhoon Yolanda that devastated the country last November.
By Gerry Albert Corpuz in Manila, Philippines and Chitato Artidyo and Keluar Ramayana-Bintang in Bali, Indonesia
BALI, Indonesia– Farmer organizations calling for the dismantling of World Trade Organization (WTO) and system change rebuked the statement of WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo that farmers of developing countries will be the losers if the new round of the WTO failed to approve the Bali Package.
SENATOR Franklin M. Drilon debunked claims of a few groups that the P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multi-Purpose River Project will lessen productivity of farmers and fisherfolks, and that the project, the biggest dam that will be constructed outside Luzon, will be sitting on an active fault line.