Posted: December 14th, 2011 | Filed under: Cartoons, News Events | Tags: Climate Change, coal-fired power plant, davao city, duterte, sara duterte, toril |
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Davao City Vice Rodrigo Duterte defended the decision of the city council to override the veto of his daughter Sara, who is mayor, of the ordinance reclassifying land in Barangay Binugao from protected medium industrial zone to protected heavy industrial zone to allow the construction of a proposed 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant.
The elder Duterte said the override was expected because the council had already voted in favor of the power plant.
“They voted in favor of the project before, it is expected that they will override it (veto). Do you think they will change their minds?” Duterte told reporters. Read More »
Posted: December 11th, 2011 | Filed under: Cartoons | Tags: binugao, Climate Change, coal plant, davao city, duterte, sara duterte-carpio, toril |
Last week, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte scrapped the ordinance seeking for land reclassification for the establishment of the 300-megawatt plant in Barangay Binugao in Toril District.
Posted: December 8th, 2011 | Filed under: News Events | Tags: aboitiz power, binugao, Climate Change, coal-fired power plant, davao city, no to coal davao, sara duterte, toril |
DAVAO CITY—Citing studies of the damage a coal-fired power plant could bring, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio junked the ordinance seeking for land reclassification for the establishment of the 300-megawatt plant in Barangay Binugao in Toril District in this city.
Duterte-Carpio said the project is prejudicial to the general welfare of the public, adding that she was “disturbed with the environmental and health implications resulting from the operation of the project.”
On November 15 the city council passed Ordinance 0200-11 Series of 2011 reclassifying the area for the proposed 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant project. The move was made upon the request of the Aboitiz Power Corp.
In her three-page message obtained by this writer, the mayor said: “The subject measure is hereby vetoed pursuant to Section 55 [a] of Republic Act 7160 on the ground that the same is prejudicial to public welfare.” Read More »