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Church urges government to scrap coal plant project

MANILA (Agencies) : More than 1,000 people took to the streets in Atimonan town, the capital of Quezon province, on September 14, for the second Church-led protest this year demanding the withdrawal of provincial government support for the establishment of coal-fired power plants in the province.

Protesters, led by Church people, urged the provincial board to stop the 1,200 megawatt power plant expansion project in Atimonan and the two existing coal plants in Mauban and Pagbilao.

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We need the young to care for the earth

MANILA (Agencies) : Reflecting on the lessons of St. Augustine, the son of St. Monica, Archbishop Socrates Villegas expressed the need to reach out to the generation growing up in this century in taking care of the environment.

“We need the millennials. The home that God entrusted to us is dying and it is obvious with the climate change and irresponsibility we’ve tolerated for too long,” the president of the bishops’ conference was quoted by CBCP News as saying.