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Suspend the ongoing Balikatan 2016 – Fisherfolk group

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Suspend the ongoing Balikatan 2016 – Fisherfolk group

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American troops inspect the Filipino soldiers before the balikatan exercise begin.

Manila, Philippines – The militant fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya-Pilipinas) on Thursday calls on the government to suspend the ongoing Balikatan exercises in Panay and Palawan.

The Balikatan exercise is an annual Philippine-US military bilateral training under the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and the recently passed Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) where the US military can station their bases in our country and use our facilities at will.

Pamalakaya maintain that the water-based military drills often result to disruptions on livelihoods of fishers, as every time war games were held in the coastal areas, local governments impose fishing ban to give blanket security to the US troops.

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Drilon: Groups’ claims about Iloilo dam project baseless, unfounded

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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.

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Ilonggo fishers urged to sue Napocor over oil spill

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Ilonggo fishers urged to sue Napocor over oil spill

The Philippine Star
Posted at 12/01/2013 12:05 PM | Updated as of 12/01/2013 12:05 PM

MANILA, Philippines — A militant group on Saturday urged Iloilo fishermen and their families to file charges against the National Power Corp. for the oil spill in the waters off Estancia town.

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Ilonggo fishers urged to sue Napocor over oil spill

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MANILA, Philippines – A militant group yesterday urged Iloilo fishermen and their families to file charges against the National Power Corp. for the oil spill in the waters off Estancia town.

The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) said the affected fishermen and their families are suffering not only from the devastation of Super Typhoon Yolanda but also from the oil spill that was caused by a power barge of the Napocor.

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