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Thousands join anti coal-plant protest on Earth Day [Philippines]

Author: The Mindano Examiner [Philippines] , Published on: 22 April 2009

Thousands of environmental rights activists turned Earth Day celebration into protest, denouncing the proposed use of coal-fired power plants in the southern Philippine town of Maasim…In a manifesto…the protesters expressed their strong opposition to the project and called on concerned government agencies and... Conal Holdings Corporation (CHC), to abandon the plan… It said: “…[the] Power Plant …will only enrich the business interest of the dominant local elite and that of Sagittarius Mines Incorporated (SMI), holder of the multibillion Tampakan Gold and Copper project ...." [refers to Conal Holdings relationships with the Alcantara Group, Alsons, and SMI]

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Related companies: Alcantara Group Alsons Consolidated Resources (ACR) (part of Alcantara Group) Conal Holdings (joint venture Alsons Consolidated Resources & Electricity Generating Public Co.) Sagittarius Mines Inc (SMI)