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Posts Tagged ‘Filipino fishermen’

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

Posted on Thursday, 4 July 2019 04:57 PM | No Comments
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

Posted on Monday, 17 June 2019 09:29 PM | No Comments
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

Posted on Monday, 17 June 2019 08:53 PM | No Comments
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’

Posted on Thursday, 14 June 2018 04:58 PM | No Comments
      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

Posted on Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:20 PM | No Comments
  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

Posted on Thursday, 3 November 2016 10:48 AM | No Comments
  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...