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PCG has yet to name ship that rammed boat

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The Philippine Coast Guard has yet to identify the Manila-bound cargo vessel that reportedly collided with the Navotas-based fishing boat Dan Israel-G on Wednesday night three nautical miles off Ternate, Cavite, leaving four fishermen dead and three others missing.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Earth Hour: Switch off for bancas for fishers

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More than just switching off lights, Earth Hour will go beyond its 60-minute environmental conservation campaign and raise funds to help fisherfolk who lost their livelihood to Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Posted: February 21st, 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 »

Help from South Korea arrives in Cebu town

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A group of Filipino women based in South Korea and some Korean volunteers from the South Korean province of Gyeongsangbuk-do arrived here on Thursday to help distribute relief stocks and repair classrooms damaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Fishers’ plea for help heard in South Korea

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MEMBERS of the Seoul-based 601 Habit social group turn over 26 fishing boats to residents of Barangay Malangabang in Concepcion town in Iloilo province. PHOTOS BY PONG SERDENA/CONTRIBUTOR

When typhoon survivor Sonny Ciriaco told the Inquirer that fishermen like him would rather have new boats than food and housing aid, he did not know that his appeal would be heard some 3,000 kilometers away.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

4 Tagum fishermen drift at sea for 3 days after being swept away by flood

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Twenty-nine-year-old fisherman Marvin Borganio was happily harvesting bamboo along the Liboganon River in Barangay (village) Busaon in Tagum City with fellow fishermen Rolan Gasipong, 25; Jomar Romuteho, 23; and Kenneth Bordanio, 14, who volunteered to help, on Jan. 10, when water suddenly rose and swept them away into the open sea.

Posted: January 16th, 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 »

Rotary Club to re-equip Samar fishermen

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Typhoon Haiyan survivors walk at the destroyed port in the town of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

After fishermen in Eastern Samar lost their sails to Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” a rotary club chapter in Makati is coming to the rescue to help reestablish lost livelihoods.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | 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 »

Navotas fishermen deliver aid to ‘Yolanda’ survivors

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The government has so far released P19.405 billion for the rehabilitation of “Yolanda”-stricken areas, according to administration ally and Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone, whose own province was one of those devastated by the super typhoon. AP FILE PHOTO

For the first time since he became a fishing boat skipper, 48-year-old Lorenzo Umali went out to sea not to catch but to release.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Owners told to salvage their boats

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has ordered the owners of fishing boats and small bancas that capsized and drifted from the Hagnaya port in San Remigio town to salvage their vessels. Eight fishing boats and 12 motor bancas either sank or were damaged when supertyphoon Yolanda battered the Visayas. Commodore William Melad, commander of the [...]

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Fishermen’s choice: Job, not aid

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A boat shattered by strong winds whipped up by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” lies among the ruins of a house in a fishing village in Concepcion in Iloilo province.  PHOTO COURTESY OF DR. RAUL BANIAS

“I’ve been a fisherman all my life but all I can do now is look sadly at the sea,” said 41-year-old Raul Hipolito.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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