Veterans and Government officials gathered in Provincial Capitol in Pampanga for the launching of Nuclear-Free Bataan Movement Network (NFBM-Net) against the revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, Thursday afternoon.
The forum spearheaded by Nuclear-Free Bataan Movement militant group was also attended by individuals, academe, religious sectors and organizations that strongly signify their opposition against Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. NFBM-Net is not only localized in Bataan but in the entire Region III as the immediate affected area once the power plant re-opens.
Pampanga Gov. Ed Panlilio and San Fernando City Mayor Oca Rodriguez were the key speakers in the said forum along with Monsignor Tony Dumaoal, Chairman of NFBM- Central Luzon Chapter. All of them committed for the continuous building of networks in provinces of Pampanga and Zambales.
Nuclear-Free Bataan Movement Secretary General Francisco Honra said in a phone interview that the launching of the network aims to strengthen the information dissemination campaign against the risks of re-opening the BNPP in health and economic aspects primarily.
Honra also added that hopefully through the network, they may be able to push through in lobbying the congressmen as 184 of them are in favor for the revival of the plant.
BNPP is subject for further study to confirm how defective the facility is but Department of Energy and National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) are both willing to operate the plant.