By Ronnel W. Domingo
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.
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.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
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.
By Camille Anne M. Arcilla
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.
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).