Tags: fisherfolk

Amid typhoon Karding, monsoon rains, fishers appeal for aid, BFAR action

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA ��� As the greater Manila area and surrounding provinces continued to be buffeted by typhoons and monsoon rains, the fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA-Pilipinas) urged the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to mobilize its reserved calamity funds. “We direly need help in the…

The catch: The plight of Capiz fisherfolk in ‘danger zones’

They may be in need of help from the government, but displacing them from their homes and stripping them off of their livelihoods to give way to foreign investors are the last kind of “help” they could hope for.

‘Bay fishers need livelihood, not casino’ The proposed establishment of a Las Vegas style casino and tourism complex in Manila Bay will trigger the displacement of small fishermen along the bay’s coastal areas from Pasay City to Cavite. This is because more eco-tourism projects and commercial establishments will be constructed to provide amenities to potential…