5,000 to join People’s March vs. R-1 road anew

5,000 to join People’s March vs. R-1 road anew

Bacoor, Cavite- Five thousand protesters are set to join the 2nd staging of Caviteño’s People March against the controversial R-1 Expressway Extension Project.

In a phone interview with The Pamalakaya Times, Ms. Trina Shavez, spokesperson of Samahang Magdaragat ng Bacoor, Cavite (Fisherfolk Association of Bacoor, Cavite) said fishermen and urban poor residents from the town’s 15 coastal barangays will join today’s march from Barangay Mabolo to Barangay Talaba.

Last week, 15,000 people joined the rally against the Cavite road project, which critics said will allow the reclamation of 7,500 hectares of submerged public lands from Bacoor to Cavite City.

Shavez said 26,000 fishermen and urban poor families will be displaced once the Philippine Reclamation Authority completed the 7-km road project that will be annexed to Manila-Cavite Coastal Road.

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