Fisherfolk seeks moratorium on all coastal-conversion; DENR grants the demand
Manila, Philippines – Fisherfolk from different regions spearheaded by Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) demands the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to stop all the coastal-based reclamation and conversion projects damaging the environment and threatening the livelihood of the fisherfolk.
During the dialogue with the Assistant Secretary for Civil Society of the DENR Andy Moran on Friday, hundreds of fisherfolk from different regions presented what are the cost of impending reclamation and conversion projects in the coastal communities and fishing waters.
According to Pamalakaya, millions of fisherfolk nationwide are under the looming threat of effacement due to widespread water-based conversion and reclamation projects funded by private firms with guaranteed support from the state.
Mangingisda apektado sa planong bagong airport sa Cavite
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.