By DJ Yap
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.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
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).
By Carla Gomez
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).
By Carla P. Gomez
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.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
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.