Fisherfolk organizations from 25 provinces from 10 regions headed by the national fisherfolk federation Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA) echoed their call to scrap the current Fisheries Code of 1998 (RA 8550) and its Amendments (RA 10654) and push for the passing of a genuine fisheries law that puts the sector at the forefront of managing coastal resources.
Environmental groups criticize the recently concluded mining conference hosted by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) on responsible mining for its 63rd National Mine and Safety Week. Affected communities and survivors of mining-instigated disasters have witnessed and suffered enough on how mining companies disregard the safety and welfare of the local population and how the mining agency allow the erring companies to violate the rights of communities.
PAMBANSANG KONSULTASYON NG MGA MANGINGISDA HINGGIL SA PAMAMAHALA AT PANGANGALAGA NG PANGISDAAN is a national consultation of fisherfolks to be conducted on November 19-20, 2016 at Religious of Mary Immaculate Claretian Missionary Sisters organized by Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines and Pamalakaya – Pilipinas in partnership with KALIKASAN, AGHAM, CP-Union and Environmental Youth Organization.
Tacloban City, Philippines – the Center for Environmental Concerns (CEC) sends its message of solidarity and support to the survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda on its third year commemoration. “We, in the environment sector, strongly support the demand of the survivors for genuine change in the rehabilitation and the call to address the root causes of their vulnerabilities to disasters,” said Ms Frances Quimpo, CEC’s Executive Director.