Fishers, traders set strike over new law
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Medium- and large-scale commercial fishers are joining small operators in a nationwide “fishers strike” to push for the repeal of the amended fisheries code, which they say spells the death of the industry. To protest the law and the recently finalized draft of its implementing rules, the Pederasyon ng mga Mangingisda sa Buong Pilipinas Inc. (PMBP), Samahan ng mga Buong Mangingisda sa Navotas (SBMN) and Alliance of Philippine Fishing Federation Inc. (APFFI) will not catch fish or bring fresh supplies to market from the evening of Sept. 22 until dinnertime of Sept. 24. “This is a ‘welgang dagat’ that will cover markets not only in Metro Manila but also in Naga, Lucena, Navotas, Cebu, Iloilo and Zamboanga,” PMBP president Mario G. Pascual said in an interview.
Domingo, R. W., Burgos, N. P. Jr., 7 Franco, J. (2015, September 22). Fishers, traders set strike over new law. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A4.
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