Manila, Philippines – Challenging the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to fulfill its mandate in protecting the marine environment and welfare of fisherfolk, the national fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA-Pilipinas) asks its Director Eduardo Gongona to express opposition against destructive and widespread reclamation activities in Manila Bay, which according to the group is one of the primary factors on why the gulf gradually deteriorates.
The approach by the group came after Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada approved another reclamation project in Manila Bay, the Horizon project touted as Manila’s biggest land reclamation project covering 417 hectares of water. The project was proposed by the real estate J-Bros Construction firm and costs P100 billion.
“Manila Mayor Estrada is on a killing spree in approving development projects that would actually destroy Manila Bay and we have no last resort but to tap BFAR whose mandate is to preserve our marine environment and the Filipino fisherfolk. BFAR must denounce and reject the reclamation galore of the Manila Mayor for it will worsen the condition of the already dying Manila Bay,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA Chairperson said in a statement.
Mangingisda apektado sa planong bagong airport sa Cavite
(Pilipino Star Ngayon) | Updated March 5, 2014 – 10:40am
Aerial photo ng Sangley Point sa Cavite na kuha ng Air Force OV-10 Bronco pilot mula sa website ng Philippine Defense Forum. Nakapaloob sa larawan ang isinasagawang pagpapaganda sa NAIA Terminal 1. File photo/Rudy Santos
MANILA, Philippines – Kinontra ng iba’t ibang grupo ng mangingisda ang planong bagong international airport sa probinsiya ng Cavite kung saan 2,700 hektarya ng katubigan ang isasailalim sa reclamation project.
“Too many malls have been built to displace us” — PH fishers
By Gerry Albert Corpuz and Handog Malaya Vera-Yamamoto
Manila, Philippines- Too many malls have been built to displace us. Too many fisherfolk dreams have been shattered to give way to large-scale reclamation projects intended for construction of huge malls and entertainment centers.