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Pangilinan urged: Speed up delivery of boats to displaced fishers

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One of the first things Francis Pangilinan, the newly appointed presidential assistant for food security and agricultural modernization, must do is to distribute 100,000 fishing boats to fisher folk who lost theirs to super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) last November, a fishermen’s group said Wednesday.

Posted: May 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

15,000 boats to be given to fishermen displaced by Yolanda

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BENEFICIARIES, fishermen who lost their boats to Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” pose with the new boats they received under the Peter Project 2 program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

At least 15,000 fishing boats are needed to replace those destroyed by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) 100 days after the cyclone devastated fishing communities in the Visayas, according to the head of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Boats given to Leyte, Iloilo fishers who survived Yolanda

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BENEFICIARIES, fishermen who lost their boats to Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” pose with the new boats they received under the Peter Project 2 program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It looks like good fishing is ahead for 230 fishermen in the typhoon-hit areas of Leyte and Iloilo, who received fiberglass bancas from the Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC).

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

New boats become symbol of new day

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BENEFICIARIES, fishermen who lost their boats to Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” pose with the new boats they received under the Peter Project 2 program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Fisherman Hermie Yusay had never looked beyond his day-to-day concern to feed his children from the pittance he would earn from work. A boat would rock him to change his outlook and plan for his dependents.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

100,000 fishermen from Yolanda-hit areas need boats

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Survivors walk through the rubble of damaged homes and a ship that was washed ashore in Tacloban city, Leyte.  AP FILE PHOTO

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 Supertyphoon “Yolanda” could easily reach 100,000.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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