Roxas hit on his low-interest loan solution to fisherfolk
Manila, Philippines – Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer Mar Roxas earned the ire of the fisherfolk group for his answer on how to alleviate the poverty among fisherfolk asked to him during yesterday’s first Presidential debate.
In a statement, the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya-Pilipinas), an alliance of fisherfolk organizations in the Philippines said that Roxas’ solution to provide fisherfolk a lower interest loans is an insult to the sector.
De Lima urged to probe Napocor officials
December 18, 2013
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.
Manila, Philippines– Manila Bay based groups led by the fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya), Koalisyon Kontra Kumbersyon ng Manila Bay (KKK-Manila Bay), Sagip Manila Bay Movement (SMBM), Save Freedom Island Movement (SFIM) and Anakpawis partylist on Friday urged President Benigno Simeon Aquino III to stop the reclamation of 300 hectares of coastal areas in Paranaque City by SM Land Incorporated owned by business tycoon Henry Sy.
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MANILA, Philippines—Rebuilding areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) that killed thousands mostly in Eastern Visayas will take up to five years and cost more than $2 billion, officials said Saturday.
The comments came as the death toll from “Yolanda”, one of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the country, continued to rise.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said 5,632 people had been confirmed dead while 1,759 were still missing following the category five storm earlier this month.
LUCENA CITY – A group of fishermen expressed frustration at plans announced by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to distribute 1,300 boats to fishermen, saying the number of fishermen who had lost their boats to Super typhoon Haiyan could easily reach 100,000.