Samantha Bagayas, Rappler
Advocates of the rehabilitation of Manila Bay questioned the push for an unsolicited airport project in Bulakan town, Bulacan, at a time when COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the country.
“In the era of a pandemic, there are so many airline companies laying off people. Why are they still continuing the Bulacan airport projectat the expense of our health, our environment, and the livelihoods of the people?” asked Gloria Estenzo Ramos, vice president of Oceana Philippines, in Filipino.
In Rappler’s webinar with Oceana Philippines released on Thursday, August 20, several advocates raised concerns about how the airport project would pose threats not only to communities in Bulacan but also the area’s ecology and environment – should it push through.
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