it seems the oppositors to the construction of two coal-fired power plants in Naga town are outmanuevered. while they still focus on blocking the approval of the environmental compliance certificate via the consultations, the government and the power plant operators are already preparing for the groundbreaking this december 16, 2005.
in fact, president gloria macapagal-arroyo is arriving on december 16 for this activity. i gathered that a top korean official (either the president or the prime minister) will be present for the groundbreaking.
it seems the oppositors don’t have a pipeline of up-to-date information on what is happening.