‘Occupy Davao’: No to coal plant


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DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Hundreds of environmentalists on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, occupied the city’s Sangguniang Panglungsod building to protest a plan to set up a coal-fired power plant here.

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The protest rally was held as the councilors met in a special session to discuss the issue.

Mayor Sara Duterte earlier vetoed a land reclassification ordinance that allows the proposed establishment of a 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant in the city.

But on Monday, the councilors held a special session to overturn the mayor’s veto. At least 21 of 23 councilors voted to overrule Duterte. – Karlo Manlupig/Davao

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