On August 12, 2015, the Committee on Ecology, which was presided over by Congressman Amado Bagatsing, approved House Bill ___ or the Integrated Coastal Management Bill on first reading. The Bill’s principal sponsor, Party-list Representative Raymund Democrito Mendoza of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines thanked the NGOs for Fisheries Reform, Inc. (NFR) in […]
Seven Non-Government Organizations, each specializing in fisheries as well as environmental and coastal resource management and conservation hosted a two-day orientation seminar from August 3-4, 2015 for community-based coastal resources management practitioners at the Institute of Social Order in Ateneo de Manila University Campus. The activity received funding support from OXFAM. New staff and as […]
Internally displaced persons, Civil Society Organizations from different sectors, Non-Government Organizations, International Non-Government Organizations and representatives from the academe and the Local Government Units all over Tacloban City have gathered at the Leyte Park CCA Hall last July 22, 2015 to discuss one of the most pressing issues revolving around Post-Yolanda Recovery and Rehabilitation Phase […]
November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) brought massive destructions in Eastern Visayas and nearby regions, leaving thousands of people dead and millions of people affected whose homes were damaged and livelihoods imperiled. Indeed, the world’s climate is changing. These changes tooka vast impact on our ecosystems, human civilization and society. Nowadays, human-induced activities are […]
With its commitment for a sustainable use of the sea and its resources, on June 10, 2014, European Union (EU) issued ‘yellow card’ warning to the Philippines for its weak efforts to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU). In its press release, the major shortcoming that was identified by the giant economic bloc of […]
Posted on 27 October 2016.
On October 19-20, 2016, a two days fisherfolk food bazaar was conducted by NGO’s for Fisheries Reform at City Hall Grounds, Tacloban City. . Representatives from different fisher folks association in Tacloban City such as the TaclobanFisherfolks Urban Association (TFUA), Old KawayanFisherfolks Association (OKFA), St. Vincent Women’s Fisherfolk Association, St. Vincent Women’s Fish Processing Association […]
Posted on 21 October 2016.
Posted on 30 September 2016.
On September 27-28, 2016, a two days policy writeshop was conducted by NGO for Fisheries Reform at Ritz Tower de Leyte, Tacloban City. Representatives from different fisher folks association in Tacloban City such as the TaclobanFisherfolks Urban Association (TFUA), CabalawanFisherfolks Association, Old Kawayan Women’s Association, Old KawayanFisherfolks Association (OKFA) St. Vincent Womens’Association, Rural improvement club […]
Posted on 27 September 2016.
September 21, 2016 – The NGO’s for Fisheries Reform (NFR) in coordination withOXFAM launched the three-day training course on Food Safety and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).Research Specialist II, Imelda Picorro, of DOST Leyte facilitated the entire training with the help of NFR staff, Hannah Hipe, and NFR community organizer, Christina Cartalla. The participants came from […]
Posted on 05 September 2016.
On august 31-September 3, 2016, a training course was conducted by the NGO for Fisheries Reform (NFR) at Brgy. Old Kawayan, Tacloban City, Leyte wherein high ranked staffs from SEAFDEC were invited to be the resource speakers. Different fisher folks association in Tacloban City, Leyte attended the said event. Tacloban Urban Fisherfolks Association (TUFA) was […]
Posted on 01 August 2016.
Posted on 28 July 2016.
Posted on 21 June 2016.
Quezon City, 21 June 2016. – A week before President-elect Rodrigo Duterte assumes office, leaders of fisherfolk and marine conservation groups bared their recommendations toward improving the lot of fishing communities and the healthof the country’s marine ecosystems by putting an end to crimes happening at sea and in coastal communities. In a presentation to […]
Posted on 29 April 2016.
In a recently concluded forum by the NGOs for Fisheries Reform, Inc. and the National Anti-Poverty Commission last April 26, 2016 at the PHILDHRRA Partnership Center in Quezon City, representatives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Land Management Bureau reveals that the government is on its way of mapping out the foreshore lands […]
Posted on 29 April 2016.
The NGOs for Fisheries Reform, Inc. (NFR), the Tacloban Fisherfolk Urban Association, women fisherfolk in Kankabato Bay and in northern barangays of Tacloban City, some members of the Artisanal Fisherfolk Sectoral Council of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) and other civil society organizations assessed the implementation of the Fisherfolk Shelter for Stewards Program, which was […]