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A Philippines fishing tragedy: Human error or the perfect storm?

By Wed, Jan 23, 2013 12:15PM UTC 0 Comment

The vessels carrying the hundreds of lost tuna fishermen did not have the required equipment, but even that may not have been enough to save them in the  face of the perfect storm, writes Edwin Espejo On Saturday Darlene Antonino Custodio, Mayor of General Santos City in the southern Philippines, led officials and the families...

Philippines govt gives up search for missing fishermen

By Wed, Jan 16, 2013 6:30PM UTC 1 Comment

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (January 16) – Lt. Gen. Jorge Segovia, head of Task Force Maritime Search SarGen, on Wednesday said the search and rescue operation for the still missing 352 fisherman has been called off, more than a month after super typhoon Pablo unleashed its wrath in eastern Mindanao. “Our operations is shifting to support...

Philippines’ tuna city fails to honor, protect its fishermen

By Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:14AM UTC 0 Comment

Forty days after super typhoon Pablo ravaged the Philippines, leaving 358 tuna fishermen missing in addition to the 8 confirmed dead, I tried to coax Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio into looking at the possibility of honoring all the missing and dead tuna fishermen with a memorial wall or monument where their names will be inscribed. I...