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At least 700 farmers, fishermen, Dumagat and Agta supporting the establishment of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (Apeco) in Casiguran, Aurora, are marching today (Friday) to the capital town of Baler to call for the continuation of the project.
By TJ Burgonio
Meeting the protesters’ demands halfway, President Aquino on Monday ordered a review of the country’s first economic hub rising at the edge of the Pacific but rejected calls that he cut off funding and scrap the project altogether.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
, TJ Burgonio
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, in a dialogue with peasants on an 18-day march to Malacañang to protest a rising economic zone in Aurora, on Monday called for an “examination of conscience” to determine if Sen. Edgardo Angara’s vision of development would benefit the impoverished region.
With only about 150 kilometers left in their journey, more than 100 farmers, fishermen and indigenous peoples who have been marching from Casiguran, Aurora, since Nov. 24, are hoping to meet President Benigno Aquino to plead for his help to save their land and livelihood from an economic zone.
By Tonette Orejas
Exhausted but determined, 120 farmers, fishermen and Agta villagers marched for the eighth day in protest of the creation of a 12,923-hectare economic zone that they said would displace some 3,000 families in Casiguran, Aurora.
By Cathy Yamsuan
Senator Edgardo Angara has invited his fellow senator Sergio Osmeña III to visit Casiguran, Aurora, and see for himself whether his allegations against the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone (Apeco) are correct.
In a statement, peasants of Casiguran in Aurora on an 18-day march are demanding that:
By Leila B. Salaverria
, Tonette Orejas
A Church-backed group of 120 peasants has mounted a 350-kilometer march to press demands that President Aquino review a 12,000-hectare economic zone rising in the remote coastal town of Casiguran in Aurora province that they say will drive them out of their homes and keep them impoverished.
By Villamor Visaya Jr.
Residents were unable to cross three bridges in Isabela on Saturday because these had been submerged in water discharged by the Magat Dam here.
James Holmes spent a year in a small neuroscience doctoral program, surrounded by scientists and roughly three dozen classmates delving into the inner workings of the brain.
A major US cinema chain announced Friday a ban on face masks and fake weapons in its theaters, following the massacre at a Batman film screening in Colorado that left at least 12 people dead.
The U.S. Department of Defense says three members of the U.S. Armed Forces were wounded in a movie theater shooting in Colorado and one is unaccounted for.
A masked gunman killed 14 people and wounded 50 others when he opened fire on moviegoers at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” in this city in the early hours of Friday, police said.