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Gov’t won’t shut down Aurora ecozone

HOUSES in Barangay (village) Dinadiawan, Dipaculao town, Aurora province, were toppled by Typhoon “Labuyo” in August last year. RAFFY LERMA

The government has not heeded demands to close the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (Apeco) in northern Aurora province, giving it at least P48.5 million in the P2.264-trillion budget this year, the Task Force Anti-Apeco (TFAA) said.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Opponents of Aurora free port bring case to SC

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BAGUIO PROTEST Agta villagers joined Aurora farmers in April in a protest against the Aurora Pacific Economic and Freeport (Apeco)  zone at the summer compound of the Supreme Court in Baguio City, only to be told the court had wound up its summer sessions. Young tribesmen have filed a second lawsuit against Apeco. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Farmers, fisherfolk and Dumagat and Agta indigenous groups in Casiguran, Aurora province, trooped to the Supreme Court (SC) Monday to ask it to declare unconstitutional the two laws that created the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (Apeco).

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Apeco backers in rally: Don’t stop progress

Don’t stop progress and the creation of jobs by the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (Apeco).

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rally set for bid to support Apeco amid review by Neda

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.

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aurora protesters midway through march

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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.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Apeco critics: 5,000 MT of rice yield at risk

Casiguran town in Aurora stands to lose an annual average of 5,000 metric tons of palay and 12.4 million coconuts should the national government allow the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (Apeco) to proceed there, the Task Force Anti-Apeco (TFAA) said on Sunday.

Posted: May 12th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aurora economic zone a threat to people’s livelihood, say farmers, fishers

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Indigenous people, farmers and fisherfolk have turned to the Commission on Human Rights to get their voices heard in their struggle against the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (APECO) project, which they said has been threatening to displace them, remove their sources of livelihood and disrupt their peaceful lives.

Posted: February 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aurora ecozone takes budget cut

Congress has approved a slash in the budget of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (Apeco) in northern Aurora to P332.5 million from the original P3.565 billion. Groups opposing the operation of Apeco, which, once fully developed, could be the third largest ecozone in the country, hailed the reduction as their “tactical victory.” But [...]

Posted: October 17th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Groups ask Supreme Court: Void laws on Apeco

Residents opposing the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (Apeco) in Casiguran, Aurora, on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional the laws that created the zone.

Posted: October 12th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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