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REGULATION | Cesar Tordesillas, Philippines

Pacquiao opposes coal-fired power plants

Manny Pacquiao will oppose the construction of new coal-fired power facilities in Mindanao.

According to the Philippine Star, the world boxing champion and member of the House Committee on Energy, is advocating the utilization of cleaner sources of energy such as renewable energy.

“I would like to push for clean energy sources such as hydro and biomass,” he said.

He said there are a lot of investors willing to pour in capital in these cleaner type of fuels.

“Using biomass will not only help produce power for the country but also put out waste as this will convert garbage into power,” he said.
“We have other options. I do not want anything that will pollute the environment,” the Saranggani congressman added. 

Pacquiao is also supporting a House resolution that would allow an immediate moratorium on the development of coal power plant projects in the country until 2050.

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