Celebrities say ‘no’ to coal-fired power plants

WHAT does Manny Pacquiao, veteran political activist Satur Ocampo, Pinoy rock star Chito Miranda, actress Rep. Lani Mercado, and former president of Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines Bishop (CBCP) Archbishop Angel Lagdameo have in common?

They are all championing the advocacy to have a national moratorium on the construction of new coal power plants in the country.

The said personalities along with different organizations voiced out their support to the House Resolution filed by representatives from party-lists Bayan Muna, Gabriela Women’s Party, Anakpawis, ACT, and Kabataan.
The resolution calls for the immediate moratorium on the construction of coal-fired power plant projects in the country up to 2050.

“Coal-fired power plants and the country’s increasing dependence on coal for electricity generation puts the health and environment of the nation at great risk and adds much economic burden to the already impoverished Filipinos,” said Meggie Nolasco of Kalikasan-PNE. D’Jay Lazaro

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