Shipyard workers hold rallies vs Consolacion reclamation project

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Shipyard workers hold a protest rally against the proposed reclamation project in Consolacion town, north Cebu

Shipyard workers hold a protest rally against the proposed reclamation project in Consolacion town, north Cebu. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

CEBU CITY––At least 3,000 workers are rising to save six shipyards that will be affected by the proposed 238.5-hectare reclamation project in Consolacion town in northern Cebu.

Carrying tarpaulins stating “No to reclamation,” the shipyard workers took turns holding rallies starting Saturday to change the local government plan.

Jose Tomongha, chair of the Alliance of Progressive Labor, said they would also hold a signature campaign against the reclamation project.

He said they aimed to gather 5,000 to 8,000 signatures to disprove the local government’s claim that only a few workers and residents would be affected by the reclamation project.

Tomongha said other groups to be displaced by the reclamation project are fisherfolk, tricycle drivers,…

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