Complaint filed vs reclamation projects
Fishing communities in Cavite and members of the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Wednesday filed a formal complaint before the Department of Environment and Natural Resources central office in Quezon City against three ongoing reclamation projects in the province.
The complaint expressed opposition to the reclamation of a fishpond in Maliksi III village in Bacoor City, the reclamation at the Sangley Point Airport project in Cavite City and at the site of Chinese-owned Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations in Kawit town.
“Small fishermen reported declines in catch and harvest and fear for their environmental impact such as during high tide and storm surges,” said the complainants, who also called for the publication of the Environment Impact Statements of those projects.—MARIEJO S. RAMOS
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