Bishop joins opposition to Cavite water project

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MANILA, June 24, 2014— Cavite’s Catholic Church officials, including a bishop have joined calls to stop a project that threatens the province’s water supply.

According to Ochie Tolentino of the diocese’s Ecology Ministry, Imus Bishop Reynaldo Evangelista has been monitoring the controversial project of the PTK2 H2O Corporation and is well aware of the problem the province faces because of its proposed water intake and infiltration system.

Imus Bishop Reynaldo Evangelista (Photo: CBCP News)

“When he (Evangelista) learned of the violations that the proponents committed, he was convinced that the project must be opposed,” Tolentino said

Having backed the “Writ of Kalikasan”, filed by a group of concerned citizens, the church is one with the vocal opponents of the project.

In fact, Tolentino said, over church-run Radio Veritas, the diocese is planning to file a separate “Writ of Kalikasan” to make sure that the project will not push through.

She added that the water project will be among the topics that will be discussed in the diocesan celebration of the “Seasons of Creations” this coming September.

The water system seeks to supply 10,000 cubic meters of potable water to Tagaytay City’s commercial establishments, hotels, and real estate projects in 20 years. (CBCPNews)

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