Jerik Cruz has been continuously putting down the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (Aurora Pacific Ecozone) through lies (“Angara’s Acef is just the tip of the iceberg,” Opinion, 5/16/14). It is high time to belie his nonstop rumormongering. Cruz is hurting not only the Casiguranin and Dumagat-Agta.
By Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas S. J.
One hundred twenty residents of Casiguran—representing at least 2,983 families coming from different sectors such as the farmers, indigenous peoples and fisherfolk—are marching 370 kilometers from Casiguran, Aurora, to Malacañang Palace, in order to highlight their opposition, long voiced by the local communities of Casiguran, to the Aurora ecozone. They will arrive in Manila today, Dec. 10, 2012, and will be welcomed by students from UP, Ateneo and Miriam. Fr. Jett Villarin, SJ, president of Ateneo, will celebrate Mass for them at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Gesu, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City.