Jocular Inspection – The strange story of a mothballed nuclear plant, a dormant volcano, and misguided congressmen

Something strange happened during the Christmas holidays of 2008 in the Philippines. Instead of celebrating the enactment of the Renewable Energy Law, a baffling report was published in the local newspapers. Read more Advertisements

Nuclear myths used to hurry BNPP operation

Greenpeace today warned that Congress is off to speed up the passage of the Bataan Nuclear Plant revival bill regardless of serious social and environmental costs, and are using myths and abusing scientific data to support their bid. In a press conference in Quezon City, Greenpeace Southeast Asia Executive Director Von Hernandez and geologist Dr. … Continue reading

3 bishops oppose revival of nuke plant

Three Catholic bishops are opposing the proposed revival of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, citing safety hazards and waste of scarce government resources. “With so much to be spent for its rehabilitation, is this the time to revive this folly of Marcos corruption? Could the money not be used for more urgent needs of … Continue reading


Plans to revive the 22-year old Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) was strongly criticized by Kilusan para sa Pambansang Demokrasya (KPD) likening it to a ’death wish for Filipinos’ that will not genuinely address power problems. According to KPD Secretary- General Chester Amparo, the BNPP is not a viable and desirable source of energy as … Continue reading

Greenpeace: Legislators should stop abetting ‘nuclear madness’ time and money better spent on renewables

Greenpeace today called on Filipino legislators to stop abetting ‘nuclear madness,’ and denounced moves by congress representatives pushing for re-commissioning of the controversial Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP). According to reports, more than a hundred members of the House of Representatives are set to seek the passage of a bill to rehabilitate the BNPP.  The … Continue reading