Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com)
MANILA, Philippines — Residents of a fishing community in Bulacan accused a major conglomerate of fast tracking the move to uproot them from their homes—the site of a planned airport project—in the middle of coronavirus pandemic.
Shirley Bacon, a resident of Barangay Taliptip in Bulakan town, said the remaining families in Sitio Kinse will continue to stand their ground and refuse to leave the waters they call home. The proposed New Manila International Airport—a project of San Miguel Corp.—will be built on 2,500 hectares of fishing and mangrove areas in northern Manila Bay.
SMC has said that its infrastructure projects will push through despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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