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WATCH: Small fisherfolk excited to fish in Laguna Lake after clearing of fishpens

Jan 26, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has started its massive dismantling of fish pens at the Laguna Lake

WATCH: Small fisherfolk excited to fish in Laguna Lake after clearing of fishpens

Pangilinan to Duterte: Appoint a presidential assistant for fisheries

May 26, 2016 - 8:05 PM

Senator-elect Francis Pangilinan says the Philippines should prioritize the concerns of fishermen and modernize the fishing industry

Pangilinan to Duterte: Appoint a presidential assistant for fisheries

VLOG: Leni Robredo and the vote of the marginalized

May 07, 2016 - 9:07 AM

Farmers, fisherfolk, and indigenous people back Leni Robredo in hopes of sending her off to the second highest post of the land

VLOG: Leni Robredo and the vote of the marginalized

#PHVote: Environmental activists bare 10-point 'blue agenda' to presidential bets

Apr 24, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Fisherfolk and environmental activists arrive in Dagupan City in a floatilla of 30 boats, asking presidential candidates to include the sector's demands in their agenda

#PHVote: Environmental activists bare 10-point 'blue agenda' to presidential bets

Fisherfolk leaders bare wish list to presidential bets

Mar 19, 2016 - 10:09 AM

The leaders say they want the reforms under the Aquino administration to be sustained, but they would defer any endorsement until they've heard all the other candidates

Fisherfolk leaders bare wish list to presidential bets

'Make fisheries an election issue' – fisherfolk leaders

Mar 15, 2016 - 8:41 PM

As the Philippines prepares to elect new leaders in May, fishermen hope their concerns will not be ignored

'Make fisheries an election issue' – fisherfolk leaders

CA defends use of Wikipedia in decision vs mining firm

Mar 06, 2016 - 5:15 PM

The court says it turned to online sources for missing information and background on concepts related to the case

CA defends use of Wikipedia in decision vs mining firm

Anti-Fisheries Code protest undermines fight vs illegal fishing

Jul 24, 2015 - 7:56 PM

The amended Fisheries Code has saved the Philippines from losing billions of pesos in fish exports to the European Union, groups remind those against the new rules

Anti-Fisheries Code protest undermines fight vs illegal fishing

8 guidelines to make small scale fishing more sustainable

May 16, 2015 - 7:37 PM

A comprehensive, human rights-based approach will make municipal fishing a better contributor to food security and poverty eradication

8 guidelines to make small scale fishing more sustainable

Filipino priest to Pope Francis: Help PH tuna workers

May 05, 2015 - 1:51 PM

Reverend Father Rey Carvyn Ondap seeks the aid of the pontiff in stamping out 'malpractices' in the Philippine tuna industry

Filipino priest to Pope Francis: Help PH tuna workers

Filipino wives appeal for fishermen-husbands detained in Indonesia

May 02, 2015 - 8:00 AM

'There’s nothing [here], that’s why they run to Indonesia.... All I want that somebody helps us. We just want our family to come home.'

Filipino wives appeal for fishermen-husbands detained in Indonesia

Decent jobs? The case of Filipino handline fishermen

May 01, 2015 - 12:52 PM

Handliners are often subjected to hazardous working conditions, sleeping in cramped quarters with no clean and adequate water months away from home

Decent jobs? The case of Filipino handline fishermen

A fisherman's prayer

Nov 23, 2014 - 7:56 PM

Fisherfolk are the poorest of the Fililipino poor, with a poverty incidence rate of 39.2%. They’ve lived along the water, always at risk of danger.

A fisherman's prayer

A crisis that consumers of seafood can help avert

Nov 21, 2014 - 5:01 PM

'When the fish run out, the small scale fishermen will be left starving while the big fishing company owners can go into another business with their fat profits'

A crisis that consumers of seafood can help avert

Hunger wRap: Faces of PH agriculture

Oct 16, 2014 - 2:18 PM

How important are fisherfolk and farmers in the fight against hunger in the Philippines?

Hunger wRap: Faces of PH agriculture

Gov't fisherfolk registration program hits 1 million mark

Aug 22, 2014 - 1:55 PM

Up from less than 50,000, registered fishermen will now have access to health care and insurance, and assistance in developing their livelihood

Gov't fisherfolk registration program hits 1 million mark

Pangilinan: Want economic growth? Put farmers, fisherfolk first

Jul 15, 2014 - 9:48 AM

The private sector, including creative businessmen and social entrepreneurs, can make the biggest impact on agriculture, says the agriculture official

Pangilinan: Want economic growth? Put farmers, fisherfolk first

Re-engineering the Philippine banca

Jun 14, 2014 - 4:46 PM

In the Philippines, a boat for a fisherman is what a carabao is for a farmer – a beast of burden, a source of income, a ride home. Fisheries provide livelihood to about one million Filipinos, or about 5% of the country’s labor force.

Re-engineering the Philippine banca

PH oceans in crisis: The sad state of small fisherfolk

May 30, 2014 - 9:00 AM

On Friday, May 30, a day before National Fisherfolk's Day, fisheries reform advocates will march to Malacañang to submit to President Aquino a proposal on how to save Philippine marine resources

PH oceans in crisis: The sad state of small fisherfolk

Yolanda survivors after 6 months: Homeless, jobless, hungry

May 01, 2014 - 5:24 PM

After Yolanda, the Philippines is running out of safe and usable evacuation centers for future emergencies

Yolanda survivors after 6 months: Homeless, jobless, hungry

Haiyan-displaced families 'forced' to occupy forests

Apr 12, 2014 - 3:22 PM

More than 200 families in Iloilo are allegedly being prevented from returning to their homes by a development corporation with plans to turn the lands into a resort

Haiyan-displaced families 'forced' to occupy forests

PH fisherfolk: Living with Chinese coastguards' hostility

Mar 15, 2014 - 5:46 PM

Trying to earn a living, fishermen in Masinloc, Zambales, continue to brave the dangers of being attacked by Chinese coast guards at the disputed shoal

PH fisherfolk: Living with Chinese coastguards' hostility

Fiberglass boats for Haiyan-hit fishermen

Mar 05, 2014 - 10:30 PM

Fishermen from areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda get back on track with new boats -- with one major difference.

Fiberglass boats for Haiyan-hit fishermen

Growing a better future in a hungrier and warmer world

Oct 16, 2013 - 8:06 PM

Oxfam's country director writes about the 3 ironies in food production and consumption in the Philippines

Growing a better future in a hungrier and warmer world

PH, US, Microsoft team up to help fisherfolk

Jul 30, 2013 - 4:58 PM

A number of municipalities in Bohol will be getting a connectivity boost thanks to the efforts of Microsoft and the Philippine and US governments

PH, US, Microsoft team up to help fisherfolk

Galunggong - no longer poor man's fish

May 31, 2013 - 10:28 AM

Once a poor man's fish, the galunggong is hardly affordable due to the decline in fish stock

Galunggong - no longer poor man's fish

Farmers, fisherfolk denounce Balikatan exercises

Apr 16, 2012 - 5:37 PM

Apprehension also stems from a previous fishing ban and alleged encroachment of lands of farmers, fisherfolk, and indigenous peoples

Farmers, fisherfolk denounce Balikatan exercises