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Chinese poachers in Tubbataha acquitted
« on: December 19, 2016, 06:36:18 PM »
Chinese poachers in Tubbataha acquitted by Court of Appeals | ABS-CBN news - Dec 19 2016
The fishermen were brought to the holding area of the IPPF while waiting for the Bureau of Immigration.
Meanwhile, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) expressed their disappointment over the decision of the Court of Appeals.

They, however, said they will respect the decision of the court, reiterating that they exerted effort to make the 12 fishermen responsible for their deed.

The vessel used by the Chinese fishermen ran aground in Tubbataha Reef in April 2013. Park rangers confiscated hundreds of boxes from the vessel containing the Philippine pangolin or balintong.

The fishermen also tried to offer money to park rangers in exchange for their release.