𝗔 𝘄𝗶𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝘃𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁!
This afternoon, Governor Reynaldo Tamayo finally vetoed the resolution enacting Ordinance No. 23 Series of 2022, amending the Environment Code lifting the Open-Pit Ban in South Cotabato. Governor Tamayo said that he didn't see any compelling reasons as to why the Sangguniang Panlalawigan would amend the decade-old ordinance that protects the people of South Cotabato from the impacts of open-pit mining.
𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗮𝗿 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘆𝗲𝘁!
The possibility of this decision being overridden by the current Board Members of the Sanggunian is still high. We are hopeful that the ban on open-pit mining will remain. We also hope that the Board Members who will sit in the Sanggunian will put the environment as their priority focus and not betray the call of the people they need to serve and protect.
#UpholdTheBan, #ProtectTampakan, and Defend #MindaNOW!!!