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Pamalakaya hits China incursions on Ayungin Shoal

The BRP Sierra Madre in Ayungin Shoal.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas, or Pamalakaya, has assailed China for violating Philippine sovereignty by insisting that Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Reef) and eight other rock formations in the West Philippine Sea belong to Beijing.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH fishermen ask China to withdraw fisheries policy


Fisherfolk on Sunday wrote to outgoing Chinese Ambassador Ma Keqing, asking China to recall its new policy requiring foreign fishing vessels to ask approval before entering parts of the South China Sea.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US reminded on responsibility for coral reef destruction in Sulu Sea

MARINE PARADISE LOST A diver fins through a field of pristine soft leather corals at the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. Unfortunately, only about 3 percent of the Philippine coral reefs are in “excellent condition.” YVETTE LEE/CONTRIBUTOR

MANILA, Philippines — Almost a year after an American warship ran aground in the Sulu Sea, destroying a portion of the Tubbataha Reefs, a militant fisherfolk organization pressed the US government to take responsibility beyond the P58 million-fine it was ordered to pay the Philippines for the environmental damage.   The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang […]

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SC urged to issue opinion on bid to let US, allies to use PH bases

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Fisherfolk group on Monday urged Justice Secretary Leila De Lima to issue a legal opinion that puts question on the constitutionality of the proposal to allow the US government and other military allies of the Philippines to use military bases across the country.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, US reaffirm probe on Tubbataha grounding incident

Former US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas Jr.

The Philippines and the United States (US) on Tuesday reiterated their pledge to cooperate in investigating the cause of the grounding incident at the protected Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea, saying that both countries agreed that preventing further damage to the reef remained a top priority.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »