Posts Tagged Filipino fishermen

BFAR joins exercises in WPS to ensure protection of Filipino fishermen

Marje Pelayo   •   April 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is one with other government agencies in condemning illegal activities in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). According to BFAR...

USAID launches online ‘Fish Tiangge’ to aid Filipino fishermen amid COVID-19

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 13, 2020

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched online marketplace, ‘Fish Tiangge’ to help Filipino fishermen sell their products amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis. The said online...

DOLE extends assistance to OFWs injured in Taiwan bridge collapse

Marje Pelayo   •   October 3, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it has extended assistance to the five Filipino fishermen who survived the collapse of a bridge in Nanfang-ao, Taiwan...

Duterte-Xi ‘verbal agreement’ on WPS yields conflicting Cabinet remarks

Marje Pelayo   •   July 4, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Some Cabinet members are throwing inconsistent statements regarding the controversial ‘verbal agreement’ between President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping over the issue of fishing rights...

I call on our beloved president to help us —captain of sunken PH boat

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 17, 2019

Cerillo Escuterio recalled they already caught three tons of fish before a Chinese vessel rammed into their fishing vessel, F/B GemVir 1, on June 9. The 22-man crew was then...

‘How can we harass them, their boat is bigger’—rescued fisherman

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 17, 2019

One of the rescued fishermen has belied the statement of the Chinese Embassy in Manila claiming that the Chinese vessel was “besieged by 7 or 8 Filipino fishing boats.” Justin...

Malacañang on fishing rights in Scarborough Shoal: ‘We do not concede’

Marje Pelayo   •   June 14, 2018

      MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang called the incidents in Scarborough Shoal between Filipino fishermen and some Chinese coast guard, not a barter trade but a form of “fish...

Duterte raises harassment of PH fishermen with Chinese ambassador

admin   •   June 12, 2018

  President Rodrigo Duterte, for the first time since he assumed the presidency, led on June 12 the celebration of the proclamation Philippine independence. Upon his arrival at the Aguinaldo...

Philippine fishermen put Duterte diplomacy to test, visit disputed shoal

admin   •   November 3, 2016

  On his first voyage as captain, Philippine fisherman Joel Banila was more worried about being battered by Chinese coastguard ships than he was about the impending storm on the...


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