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DA intensifies aid to fishermen in ‘Yolanda’-devastated areas

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Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala: Swamped with “nuisance suits”.  FILE PHOTO

Seven months after Super Typhoon Yolanda struck, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is continually providing material aid to fisherfolk in Eastern Visayas who bore the brunt of the tragedy.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

In The Know: Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund

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The Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (Acef), put up in 1996 after the Philippines joined the World Trade Organization (WTO), was created as a safety net for farmers and fishermen affected by the trade liberalization policies of the government.

Posted: May 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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 »

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