Demaala stands strong for clean energy

In the face of a proposed development for a coal-fired power-plant in the Municipality of Narra, Palawan, Philippines, on 30th August the Mayoress, Lucena Diaz Demaala, publicly confirmed to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development that the proposal would never get an endorsement from Narra and she advised the proponent, the DMCI Power Corporation to look for another local government unit that could host the project. The power-plant would have been constructed only one kilometre away from the Rasa Island Wildlife Sanctuary, which holds 25% of the world’s population of approximately 1,000 birds of the endemic and critically endangered Philippine Cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia).

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