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GORDON TO GOV’T: HELP FISHERS GET BETTER EQUIPMENT

The government should invest more funds for better equipment and technical skills training of Filipino fishermen and their families to mitigate the negative impact of more destructive typhoons on them, Senator Dick Gordon said. Gordon noted that small fishing “bangkas” or motorized pump boats and its crew are at higher risk against more powerful storms […]

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IMPOSE STIFFER PENALTIES FOR NOT RESCUING DISTRESSED PERSONS AT SEA – TOLENTINO

A bill seeking to impose stiff penalties for those who will refuse or fail to help persons in distress at sea has been filed at the Senate. Senator Francis Tolentino said he filed Senate Bill No. 209, otherwise known as the Good Samaritan At Sea Law, with the aim of implementing international laws concerning safety […]

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GOV’T EXTENDS ASSISTANCE TO RESCUED FISHERMEN – NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles stressed that government is exerting efforts to obtain justice for the 22-man crew of F/B Gem-Vir I, the fishing boat that sank following an encounter with a private Chinese vessel in the West Philippine Sea, and that several government agencies would be reaching out to extend assistance to the Filipino fishermen. […]