Resort owned by labor leader fences off bay
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Residents of a town in Cebu are questioning what appeared to be the grant of ownership of a bay to a resort owned by the head of one of the country’s biggest labor unions which had fenced off portions of the bay, keeping fishermen away from their source of livelihood. The resort, called Papa Kit’s Marine and Fishing Lagoon, is owned by lawyer Democrito Mendoza Sr., head of the Associated Labor Union-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP), fenced off Silot Bay in Liloan town in Cebu province. “Silot Bay is where our town, Liloan, got its name, because the current in the bay is like lilo (whirlpool). So this bay should belong to the people and not to a private resort,” said Elvira Aranias, a town resident.
Asutilla, C. (2014, February 5). Resort owned by labor leader fences off bay. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A9.
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Property rights; Fishers; Livelihoods; Properties; Boundaries; Fishing; Association Labor Union-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP); Supreme Court(SC); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Papa Kit’s Marine and Fishing Lagoon; Mendoza, Democrito Sr.; Aranias, Elvira; Viado, Jose; Bugtai, Cesar; Marcos, Ferdinand; Maranan, Claudia; Barrit, Art
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