Allowing the coal-fired power plant to operate in the city will harm local fresh water source and residents, according to aid group Balsa Mindanao.
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A power company here wants the “favorable endorsement” of the Davao City Council as it plans to increase the generating capacity of its coal-fired power plant but members of civil society vowed to block this plan saying they were not convinced of the environmental protection and safeguard to health.
An electric consumers group in Davao del Norte disclosed that one of two rival managements to the electric cooperative here has been inviting an Aboitiz power company to buy into the cooperative.
CDA board chair Abenir Labja slammed the decision as a “conspiracy” to dismantle electric cooperatives in favor of “big power players like Aboitiz, Pangilinan and San Miguel.”