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New Publication | Karapat-Dagat: An Assessment of the Policy on Commercial Fishing in Municipal Waters

Republic Act (RA) 8550 or the Philippine Fisheries Code of the Philippines of 1998 cites two important provisions that safeguard the socio-economic lives of the fisherfolk and the environmental state of the seas: (1) ensuring the preferential rights of the municipal fisherfolk in municipal waters; and (2) setting the municipal…

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Rice tariffication law still protects farmers

In February, President Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11203 or the Rice Tariffication Act, replacing limiting rice imports with levying tariffs based on Philippine commitments to the Asean Trade in Goods Agreement (Atiga) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). The law aims to provide an affordable and sufficient…

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