Exciting Announcement!

In celebration of the Fisherfolk Month, we are thrilled to share that the Fisherfolk Coordination Center of BFAR IX, in collaboration with the Legal Unit, will launch the Fisherfolk Legal Assistance Desk!

This initiative aims to provide much-needed legal support to the marginalized fisherfolk community in Zamboanga Peninsula. We understand the importance of ensuring their access to essential legal services, and through this Legal Assistance Desk, we are committed to empowering and assisting them in various legal matters. Here are some of the legal services that will be available through the Fisherfolk Legal Assistance Desk: Legal advice and consultation Drafting of Simple Affidavits and other Legal Documents Rights Awareness Assistance in filing necessary permits and licenses Support in resolving conflicts or disputes related to fishing rights Guidance on regulatory compliance and legal obligations Assistance in accessing government programs and initiatives We believe that by offering these services, we can uplift the fisherfolk community and contribute to their overall well-being. Our dedicated team of legal experts, staff and volunteers will be there to lend a helping hand, ensuring that their rights and interests are protected. The inauguration of the Fisherfolk Legal Assistance Desk marks a significant step forward in our commitment to promoting social justice and inclusivity.

If you are a fisherfolk or someone you know in the Zamboanga Peninsula fisherfolk community requires legal assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Fisherfolk Legal Assistance Desk at 0965-864-5500. Together, let’s empower our fisherfolk and make a positive impact in their lives!