Senate Minority Floor Leader Franklin Drilon yesterday said that the operator of Chinese vessel Yuemaobinyu 42212 could be slapped with up to $1.2 million in penalty for illegally fishing into Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) as evidenced by its presence near Recto Bank.
OCCIDENTAL MINDORO – “We will never allow this to happen again,” said Congresswoman Josephine “Nene” Sato on Wednesday (June 19) following the incident ten days ago when 22 Filipino fishermen were left clinging to debris after a Chinese vessel struck and sunk their boat near Recto Bank. Speaking during the media briefing at San Jose, […]
Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan on Philippine govt, Chinese embassy reactions to sinking of boat of 22 Filipino fishers Team Pilipinas tayo, Team Pilipinong mangingisda: Kiko Aksidente raw? Hindi raw sinasadya? Maliit na banggaan daw? Hindi raw sadyang binangga at walang-awang iniwanan sa laot gaya ng sinabi ng ating mga kababayang mangingisda? No matter the […]
With the rest of the Filipino nation, I express my deepest outrage at the incident that occurred last June 9, 2019, where a Philippine fishing vessel, while at anchor, was rammed, apparently intentionally, by a Chinese ship near Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea. After the collision, 22 of our fellow Filipinos were left […]
We condemn the illegal acts committed by the Chinese vessel. We denounce the inhumane and cruel act of abandoning 22 human lives in the high seas. We urge our government to reverse its policy of subservience and appeasement and file diplomatic protes
They may be in the minority but the six-member opposition bloc led by veteran Senator Franklin M. Drilon got a lot of things done in the Senate and shepherded into passage a number of landmark measures.
TAKING full responsibility for the results of the national elections which saw the opposition slate Otso Diretso suffer a complete shutout, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has handed his letter of resignation as Liberal Party president to Party chairperson Vice President Leni Robredo. “As campaign manager for the Otso Diretso slate, I was unable to ensure […]
The upcoming May 13, 2019 elections are as crucial to the country and the future as the April 7, 1978 Interim Batasan Pambansa election then, said Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Liberal Party president, Sunday. “Ang kwento ng mga nakakatanda sa partido, noong nag-uumpisa silang mangampanya, kokonti lang ang mga pumupunta sa mga rally nila dahil […]