More than 240 social action workers from 71 dioceses attended the national assembly that tackled various local pressing ecological and good governance concerns
The governor said he “could not find any compelling reason why the SP would amend a decade-old ordinance that ably and effectively protects the people.”
“As a family, let us storm heavens with our prayers, begging God to intervene and pour wisdom to the decision-makers,” said Bishop Casicas.
Franciscan Father Angel Cortez said the fight to hold the mining company accountable is “not yet over.” He said, “It must pay for the irreversible damage that it had done to the environment.”
At least 32 percent of agricultural lands and 75 percent of forested areas in the provinces of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, and Davao del Sur will be affected by the project.