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PH convicts 12 Chinese fishermen
« on: August 05, 2014, 11:56:01 am »

The 12 fishermen were found guilty of violating Republic Act 10067, or the Tubbataha Reef Natural Park (TRNP) Act of 2009, particularly the provision which bars any foreign person, foreign corporation or foreign entity from fishing, gathering and/or purchasing or possessing any fishery products within the protected body of water.

The crew members were sentenced to 6 to 10 years imprisonment, while the boat's captain was sentenced to up to 12 years imprisonment.

They are also required to pay a fine of $100,000 each. Failure to pay the fines will result in subsidiary imprisonment of 6 months, the court said.

The Chinese nationals were apprehended in Tubbataha last April 2013 after their vessel ran aground in the protected marine area. Boxes of pangolin carcasses were later discovered in their boat.

Charges of bribery were also filed against the fishermen today for allegedly trying to give $2,400 to the park rangers who spotted them.

Two of them were later released and deported to China because they were apparently minors.

Smitty Werben Man Jensen

Re: PH convicts 12 Chinese fishermen
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 07:05:21 pm »
daig pa ampatuan aba


Re: PH convicts 12 Chinese fishermen
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2014, 07:13:43 pm »
With everything that is happening between china and the Philippines, a Chinese official has the guts to say that the Chinese must be treated fairly and be immediately freed since there is no real basis for such case.  The question is, what will our government do if Chinese vessels starts arresting Filipino fishermen who are just out in our waters even if it is just 50 kms away from our shore?  Will they allow the Chinese authorities to "kidnap" our men and bring them to china for court proceeding?  Or will it stop the Chinese ship and risk a head-on assault?
When you brighten another's path, you also brighten your own. - Transsiberian (2008)


Re: PH convicts 12 Chinese fishermen
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2014, 07:28:53 pm »
 smoking:: kung public execution kaya gawin sa mga yan mangingisda pa kaya yang mga yan