Fisherfolk wants budget for law enforcement program rechanneled to calamity fund

The militant fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas(PAMALAKAYA-Pilipinas) on Saturday called for the scrapping of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) portion of 2018 budget for Fisheries Regulatory and Law Enforcement Program worth P697.7 million of the bureau’s P5.9 billion proposed General Appropriations Act (GAA) on 2018.

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‘A potential trouble for calamity victims,’ People Surge says on Taguiwalo rejection by CA

The Commission on Appointments (CA) gets another flak from Yolanda survivors in Eastern Visayas after denying with finality the confirmation of Social Welfare chief-designate Judy Taguiwalo, who, they said, “was a vital partner in fighting for the rights of disaster victims in Eastern Visayas.”

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11 gov’t troops killed, several others wounded in Samar island offensives: NPA-EV

The escalating human rights abuses in Samar provinces, linked to a rising trend of military operations in peasant communities, has roused the New People’s Army (NPA) in Eastern Visayas to launch tactical offensives which left at least eleven (11) soldiers dead, according to the Efren Martires Command of the NPA in Eastern Visayas.

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EV disaster survivors protest attacks on people’s rights amid economic woes

#SONA2017 | Unlike last year’s pro-SONA rally led by progressive groups who urged President Duterte to implement a “people-centered reform agenda”, Duterte’s SONA this year was welcomed with protest-rallies across major urban centers in Eastern Visayas.

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