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Senator wants P40-M Apeco ‘caretaker fund’

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Sergio Osmena

Senator Serge Osmeña III is again pushing for a sparse budget for the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (Apeco) for 2015, insisting that giving it the full allocation it had sought would be a “total waste of money.”

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aquino extends review of Angara’s pet project

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President Benigno Aquino III has extended for another two or three months a weeklong review of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (Apeco), an official of the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said on Friday.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino won’t scrap Apeco, orders review

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LET’S OPEN OUR MIND  In a meeting with protesters, President Aquino talks with a Casiguran farmer who says he does not agree the concept of development behind the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority will lift him from poverty. At center is Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

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.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle supports protest vs Aurora project

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. AP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aurora ecozone marchers’ target: Meeting with Aquino

PROTESTERS demanding a stop to the conversion of thousands of hectares of farms into an economic zone in Aurora on the second day of their 300-km march to Manila from Casiguran. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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