FDC asks Aquino to drop nuclear plans, calls for Nuclear power-free MTPDP

The Freedom from Debt Coalition today asked President Benigno S. Aquino III to drop all options of tapping nuclear power as a solution to the country’s power generation problems. The group issued the statement following two massive explosions that rocked Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant which was damaged in Friday’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake and its … Continue reading

Remembering ’85 Welgang Bayan vs. BNPP Draw Thousands to Bataan

“Ayaw namin ng Nukleyar” this was the sentiment running through the hundreds of green-clad anti-BNPP gathered to commemorate the historic Welgang Bayan Laban sa Plantang Nukleyar of 1985. According to Nuclear Free Bataan Movement Chairperson Monsignor Tony Dumaual, the 1985 Welgang Bayan (WB) represents the vigor with which Filipinos fought against the commissioning of the … Continue reading

‘BNPP bill, sponsorship speech poorly thought out, conceived’

Transformation from a free two-year study into a P100-million ten-month study highly suspicious As Pangasinan Rep. Mark Cojuangco successfully brought his pet bill calling for the “immediate rehabilitation and commissioning” of the controversial Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) at the House plenary Wednesday night, the Freedom from Debt Coalition said the sponsorship speech was as … Continue reading

Sneaky maneuvers to bring BNPP bill to plenary thwarted; Discussion ends before it starts

The bill to “rehabilitate and commission” the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) reached the floor of the House on Monday, June 1, amid diminishing interest in the project and growing skepticism that it would ever reach formal deliberation.  However, the bill was returned to the House Energy Committee following an intervention by Bataan Rep. Albert … Continue reading

FDC ramps up campaign vs. Bataan nuke plant even as BNPP consolidated bill loses steam

Despite indications that the move to immediately rehabilitate and operate  the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) is losing steam, the Freedom from Debt Coalition continues to ramp up its campaign to derail the effort. In an open letter to Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes, FDC, a lead member of the Network Opposed to BNPP (NO to … Continue reading

BNPP bill loses authors; FDC continues its opposition

In the course of consolidating the proposed House Bill to immediately rehabilitate and operate the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) with related bills, 60 endorsers and supporters disappeared along the way. The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC), a member of the Network Opposed to the BNPP (NO to BNPP), sees this as the result – … Continue reading

Legislative forum on the French Nuclear Failures

Greenpeace is  organizing a legislative forums on the French Nuclear Failures on May 11, 1-3 PM at the Senate, and on May 12, 1-3 PM in Congress. Greenpeace invited Mr. Yves Marignac, MSc to speak about the status of the French nuclear power industry. We are hoping that the experience and insights of Mr. Marignac … Continue reading

Solemn protest against BNPP revival marks Chernobyl anniversary

Greenpeace today marked the anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear power plant disaster with a solemn candle-lighting ceremony to protest the proposed revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP). Calling for safe energy for the Philippines , supporters and volunteers of the environment group lit more than 2,000 candles which spell the words “No … Continue reading

‘Earth’s survival’ demands scrapping of coal, nuclear power projects – FDC

In the celebration of Earth Day, the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC-Iloilo) has once again highlighted its calls addressed to both the national and local governments, and key government agencies, such as; the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Department of Energy (DoE) to abandon its power development projects which aggravates climate change. … Continue reading

People of Faith & Goodwill to Solons: Ascend from Evil, Drop the BNPP Bill!

Broad faith-based groups, social movements and communities flew 100 kites against BNPP and immoral debts. As the 14th Congress resumes its session today, oppositors of the planned opening of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) also resume their campaign by simultaneously flying 100 kites to symbolize their resistance against the proposed use of the BNPP  … Continue reading