The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has started its massive dismantling of fish pens at the Laguna Lake
Senator-elect Francis Pangilinan says the Philippines should prioritize the concerns of fishermen and modernize the fishing industry
Farmers, fisherfolk, and indigenous people back Leni Robredo in hopes of sending her off to the second highest post of the land
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
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
As the Philippines prepares to elect new leaders in May, fishermen hope their concerns will not be ignored
The court says it turned to online sources for missing information and background on concepts related to the case
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
A comprehensive, human rights-based approach will make municipal fishing a better contributor to food security and poverty eradication
Reverend Father Rey Carvyn Ondap seeks the aid of the pontiff in stamping out 'malpractices' in the Philippine tuna industry
'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.'
Handliners are often subjected to hazardous working conditions, sleeping in cramped quarters with no clean and adequate water months away from home
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.
'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'
How important are fisherfolk and farmers in the fight against hunger in the Philippines?
Up from less than 50,000, registered fishermen will now have access to health care and insurance, and assistance in developing their livelihood
The private sector, including creative businessmen and social entrepreneurs, can make the biggest impact on agriculture, says the agriculture official
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.
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
After Yolanda, the Philippines is running out of safe and usable evacuation centers for future emergencies
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
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
Fishermen from areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda get back on track with new boats -- with one major difference.
Oxfam's country director writes about the 3 ironies in food production and consumption in the Philippines
A number of municipalities in Bohol will be getting a connectivity boost thanks to the efforts of Microsoft and the Philippine and US governments
Once a poor man's fish, the galunggong is hardly affordable due to the decline in fish stock
Apprehension also stems from a previous fishing ban and alleged encroachment of lands of farmers, fisherfolk, and indigenous peoples