'No-build zone' alarms fishermen
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As the government moves to enforce the "no-build zone" in typhoon-ravaged Tacloban City, hundreds of fishermen fear they would be driven away from the sea-their main source of livelihood. On President Aquino's orders, government agencies have mapped out a one at least 40 meters from the coastline at high tide that will be off limits to structures in a bid to protect villagers from storm surges in the climate change era of more violent cyclones. The no-go entails the massive relocation of at least 5,000 fishermen's families to safer, higher grounds.
Burgonio, T. (2015, January 14). 'No-build zone' alarms fishermen. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A6.
Fishers; Governments; Hurricanes; Livelihoods; High tide; Storm surges; Climatic changes; Geological maps; Fishing; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Malacañang; Urban Poor Associates; Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB); Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG); Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya); Murphy, Denis; Jasareno, Leo; Paje, Ramon; France, Salvador; Singson, Rogelio
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