Benigno Aquino III
Trillanes in no position to speak for sovereignty – group
Manila, Philippines – “Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has no right to speak about defending our sovereignty because we believe that he himself has once compromised it that he has even yet to explain to the public,”
This was the statement of the militant fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA-Pilipinas) on Thursday in response to the Magdalo Senator’s riding on the issue of Benham Rise to cover-up his anomalous visits to China during then-Aquino administration that led to the complete possession of Beijing to Scarborough Shoal, a traditional fishing ground of Filipino fishers and is part of the country’s exclusive economic zone. China has been posing its irrational claim on the shoal and has even built artificial island and military outpost. The complete occupation of China over Scarborough Shoal has resulted to the harassment and deprivation of Filipino fisherfolk of their livelihood.
“Senator Trillanes has yet to answer on why his secret and numerous trips to China has led to the latter’s successful takeover of the Scarborough Shoal,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA Chairperson said in a statement.
Pamalakaya 100-day challenge to Duterte: Hold Aquino and his ilk accountable for their crimes
Manila, Philippines – As Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is set to be proclaimed as the new President of the Republic of the Philippines, the fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya-Pilipinas) challenged him to prosecute outgoing President Noynoy Aquino and his unscrupulous officials for the various crimes they have committed against the Filipino people.
Salvador France, Pamalakaya Vice Chairperson said: “We believe in Mayor Duterte’s call for a healing process in the name of unity, but such unity will remain futile and hollow if social justice will not be served.”
The prosecution and eventual imprisonment of Aquino and his ilk should be done not within 6 months but right after Duterte’s first 100 days in the office.
Fisherfolk slams Aquino’s overdue and senseless remark on Kidapawan massacre
Manila, Philippines – “Did Mr. President just broke his silence or is he still in an idle mode? We have waited one week for his statement on Kidapawan massacre but he came out with one sketchy, insensible remark.”
This was the reaction of the fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya-Pilipinas) after President Aquino broke his silence a week after the fateful Kidapawan massacre happened.
Aquino said in a statement yesterday that he just learned that there were protesting drought-affected farmers in Kidapawan but he didn’t say any significant statement on how he would address the farmers’ plights.
PH activists to Washington DC: Don’t blame us, just account and pay
MANILA, Philippines – “Why blame petitioners who had asked the Supreme Court last year to issue a Writ of Kalikasan against the US and Manila governments over the infamous grounding of USS Guardian in Tubbataha Reef National Park? This is a national foul play and a grand mockery of truth, justice and accountability.”
The damage caused by the grounding of USS Guardian on Tubbataha Natural Reef Park is bigger, far more reaching and strategically fatal to the livelihood of Filipino fishermen and to the fishing environment directly linked to the protected reef park.”
By GERRY ALBERT CORPUZ
MANILA — In the next two weeks the Filipino people will remember the first year anniversary of the grounding of the USS Guardian at Tubbataha Reef Park, which activist groups assailed as the millennium rape of the marine environment and national sovereignty.
In a press statement sent to Bulatlat.com, the fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) assailed the Office of the President and the Office of Solicitor General over the government’s lukewarm response to calls demanding for the US government to account for its crimes against the people and the environment in connection with the grounding of US minesweeper on January 17 last year.
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.
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.