[From the web] Aurora project draws flak -manilastandardtoday.com

Aurora project draws flak.

by Macon Ramos-Araneta
May 3, 2012

OPPOSITORS of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Free Port project in Casiguran led by the town’s parish priest on Wednesday slammed the apparent inaction of Malacañang on their plight.

Senator  Edgardo Angara and his son, Aurora Rep. Jun Edgardo “Sonny” Angara co-sponsored  Republic Act 10083, creating APECO.

The younger Angara and Aurora Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, the senator’s sister, sit on the economic zone’s Board.

Fr. Jose Francisco Talaban, parish priest of Nuestra Senora dela Salvacion in Casiguran, said she endorsed the undertaking unmindful of the residents who stood to lose their source of livelihood.

“We are not giving up hope. We and the church believe that in case of  developments, it should be for the common good of the people, and not only a few,” Talaban told Mabila Standard during the sidelines of the “Balitaan sa Aloha Hotel” on Wednesday.

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