‘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

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

Greenpeace “Energy Revolution Bike Ride” concludes with a call to Congress to reject Nuclear energy

Thousands of concerned Filipinos have sent a clear message to the House of Representatives to reject any proposal for nuclear power in the country and instead enable massive uptake of renewable energy. Click here to read more

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

Say no to nukes now!

Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes needs to take firmer stance on nuclear energy

Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes recently issued a statement to the Manila Overseas Press Club regarding the revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. During his briefing to the media, Reyes said that the Philippines is not equipped with the infrastructure needed to run a nuclear power plant and added, We have to work on this … 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

Nuclear waste a problem without practical solutionNuclear waste a problem without practical solution

There is clearly no debate when it comes to the dangers of nuclear waste. However, while Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes does acknowledge this (“RP seeks help on nuclear waste, just in case,” Inquirer 4/27/2009), he refuses to admit the fact that nuclear waste is a problem without any solution. Even more outrageous is how he … Continue reading

House Members Should Subpoena and Fully Consider All Gov’t Documents on Safety /Non-Safety of the BNPP!

WE THE LEADERS of the Consumers and Communicators for Truthful Information (CCTI) are alarmed that almost 200 House solons have already signed their support for Rep. Mark Cojuang­co’s House Bill 4631 seeking to operate the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. This move is clearly premature!

FDC brings campaign vs. BNPP revival to Visayas, Mindanao

Capitalizing on its membership strength nationwide, the Freedom from Debt Coalition today brought its campaign to its seven chapters in Visayas and Mindanao against the revival of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, focusing on their respective representatives who have endorsed the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant Re-commissioning Act of 2008. Click here to read more