The Philippine Star

Pi­noy fish­er­men held in In­done­sia as­sured of due process

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The gov­ern­ment has as­sured the fam­i­lies of 53 Filipino fish­er­men de­tained for il­le­gal fish­ing in In­done­sia that their rights would be pro­tected.

Con­sul Gen­eral to Manado Os­car Orcine re­cently met with of­fi­cials of the Bureau of Fish­eries and Aquatic Re­sources (BFAR) of Davao City and Gen­eral San­tos City and seven boat own­ers and op­er­a­tors to pro­vide an up­date on the cases of the fish­er­men.

Dur­ing the meet­ing, Orcine dis­cussed with BFAR of­fi­cials the anti-il­le­gal fish­ing pol­icy of the In­done­sian gov­ern­ment.

Orcine said the Filipinos, cur­rently un­der the cus­tody of the Ma­rine and Fish­eries Re­sources Base in Bi­tung and the Im­mi­gra­tion De­ten­tion Cen­ter in Manado, are all in good con­di­tion.

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