Patria Diesel Power Plant Issue

PATRIA DIESEL POWER PLANT ISSUE
NO TO NAPOCOR’S DIESEL POWER PLANT IN PATRIA

PAGTATAP FOUNDATION INC.
c/o Dr. Bob Alojipan
OPD, Makati Medical Center
Makati City, Metro Manila
Philippines

November 5, 2002

The Sanguniang Bayan
Municipality of Pandan
Antique, Philippines

Honorables:

We at PAGTATAP Philippines are calling upon you, our elected protectors, out of great concern, of perplexity, of surprise, and as brothers bound by the same heritage and future.

Our concern is truly great. NAPOCOR’s proposal to relocate an aging diesel power plant from Batangas to our untainted habitat, stinks with treachery and deception. Packaged in fool’s gold and endless promises of prosperity this master stroke of a death sentence is condemnation for our kasimanwas and our children and grandchildren. The people of Patria and Pandan are to be sacrificed by some scheming crocodiles who want to line up their pockets with ill- gotten money. It could be easy for them. Many of our friends and relatives could be easily enticed by a display of wealth and pleasure just to sell out their souls. Do we have the guts to stand up? Do we see beyond their evil designs? Are we really thinking intelligently in dealing with this threat?

We are perplexed. The principles and character of people we trust and look up as comrades in arms are now under attack. Will you betray us and sell us out? Or will you be steadfast and stand up high among heroes? Examine your conscience and expose those seeking to corrupt your ideals and noble beliefs. DO NOT BUDGE!! THE SURVIVAL OF OUR TOWNMATES DEPEND ON YOU!

We are surprised. After basking in our triumph at the historical battle of Semirara we are being invaded right in our very midst. Our defenders and allies in that fight are being used against us. Who will stand up for us this time? Are you feeling the danger as much as we do?

We Pandananons share the same future, the same territory, the same life at the place we call home. That is the reason why we at PAGTATAP go beyond ourselves in order to reach out and take part in activities aimed at building up Pandan in its natural beauty and elegance. Is there a price for that birthright? Are we going to be swallowed by greed and short-sightedness? By selfishness? After the sweet talk and the gifts have been spent, where do we go? What damnation will we be bringing upon us and our posterity?

Our dear friends who lead our quaint but decent town – please think a thousand times and unmask the evil that is being planted in our shores. We love our municipality, we love our children, we value our future. Save yourselves and save us from this impending catastrophe.

SAY NO TO NAPOCOR’S DIESEL POWER PLANT!! VOTE TO PRESERVE PANDAN!!

PAGTATAP FOUNDATION INC.
By:

(SGD.) DR. ROBERT PETER D. ALOJIPAN
President
PAGTATAP FOUNDATION

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