Diokno files petition for Pinoy fisherfolk

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Senatorial aspirant Chel Diokno on Tuesday led the filing of a petition for Writ of Kalikasab and Writ of Continuing Mandamus before the Supreme Court on behald of Fisherfolk in Palawan and Zambales.

The legal remedies seek to uphold the petitioners’ right to a healthy environment and to compel government to perform an act already mandated by law.

The Writ of Kalikasan is a legal remedy that citizens may seek to uphold their right to a healthy environment. The Writ of Continuing Mandamus, on the other hand, may be availed of to compel government to perform an act already mandated by law, respectively.

This includes ordering the PNP, PNP Maritime Group, Coast Guard, Philippine Navy, Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources to enforce our environmental laws in West Philippine Sea.

“Inaasahan namin na ang Korte Suprema ay aaksyunan nila agad itong petisyon. Kung mapapagbigyan ng Korte Suprema ay maglalabas po sila ng isang Mandamus at Writ of Kalikasan, para hindi na matuloy yung paninira sa ating kalikasan diyan po sa West Philippine Sea,” he said.

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