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Noynoy, Mar warned: Stop Ayong's demolition plan or face electoral backlash in 2010

By Bb. Joyce Cabral and Sugar Hicap

Bacoor, Cavite- The left-leaning fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Tuesday warned Liberal Party presidential and vice-presidential candidates Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Mar Roxas that the people of Cavite will not hesitate to junk them in the 2010 elections because their LP point person in Cavite- Gov. 663 more words

Politics

DAR promised to look into farmer’s landlessness

By Axel Pinpin, contributor

Mnaila, Philippines-In a dialogue yesterday with the farmers, Sec. Nasser C. Pangandaman of the Department of Agrarian Reform promised to look into the wide scale conversion of farm lands in Southern Tagalog. 332 more words

Politics

Militants question P1.1 B billion MMDA budget for Manila Bay clean up

Militants question P1.1 B billion MMDA budget for Manila Bay clean up

The fisherfolk activist group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Tuesday vowed to question the P 1.1 billion budget allocated by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in connection with the Manila Bay clean up. 497 more words

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Palace's P 1.6 B budget for Manila Bay clean up meant for "demolition jobs", says fishers group

Palace’s P 1.6 B budget for Manila Bay clean up meant for “demolition jobs”, says fishers group

The left-leaning fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Tuesday said the P 1.6 billion Malacañang has allocated for Manila Bay clean up is meant to carry out the baywide demolition of fisherfolk and urban poor communities along the bay that would extend to Pasig River up to Laguna Lake. 813 more words

Environment

Fishers, urban poor have become objects of Manila Bay clean up, not toxic firms, groups lament

Fishers, urban poor have become objects of Manila Bay clean up, not toxic firms, groups lament

The militant fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) and the party list group Anakpawis on Thursday lamented that small fisherfolk and urban poor residents are set as primary targets of Manila Bay clean up and not industrial and commercial firms who throw toxic and other solid and water wastes into the highly degraded bay. 761 more words

Human Rights

Fishers group slams DENR plan to ask Japanese aid to save Manila Bay

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Fishers group slams DENR plan to ask Japanese aid to save Manila Bay

Dismissing the idea as “grandslam money making scheme cloaked on environmental concern, the activist fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Saturday assailed the proposal of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Joselito Atienza to borrow P 3.8 billion from the Japanese government to finance the sewerage and septage management project involving the rehabilitation of Manila Bay. 759 more words

Reclamation

Fisherfolk petitioners in

Fisherfolk petitioners in Manila Bay clean up ordered to leave in 15 days

Fisherfolk members of the militant fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) and the party list group Anakpawis who petitioned the Supreme Court last February 23 to stop concerned government agencies from demolishing their fishpens and fishing villages in connection with the Manila Bay clean up today assailed the order of Governor Ayong Maliksi giving fishermen and urban poor residents to leave the coastal village within 15 days for the clean up. 667 more words

Human Rights