Former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez has expressed help for an online petition looking for a ban on open-pit mining in the nation, hoping that others will rally behind the “noble cause.”
The petition, initiated by Kabataan para sa Kinabukasan ng Kalikasan (KKK), goals to collect 10 million signatures that shall be offered to President Duterte, stated Lopez.
“I love millennials. I love their fire, their idealism, their love of God and country. I truly feel that it is the millennials that will bring our country forward. So I’m putting here a statement they have written, the goal is to get 10 million strong and present it to President Duterte. He’s the only one who can stop the rape and the suffering,” Lopez wrote on Facebook.
“The constitutional rights of our farmers and fishermen, the beauty that our country should be – a country without poverty and a country where love reigns supreme. It can be! It’s up to us to make it happen. Make your voices heard,” she stated.
Lopez provides, “Let’s give this country the voice it deserves – supporting our millennials, our farmers, and fishermen. There’s no greater power than a people united for a noble cause. Sign up. Share it massively. Let’s get this going! Time is of the essence.”