PNoy orders review of APECO, asks Dumagats to have an open mind

President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday ordered a review of the contested Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (APECO).

“Pag-aaralan ang feasibility nito pero buksan ninyo ang inyong isip sa proyekto,” Aquino told the farmers, fisherfolks and Dumagat of Casiguran, Aurora who marched from the province since November 24 to ask the government to stop the project.

The farmers, fisherfolks, and Dumagats met with Aquino Tuesday at Ateneo de Manila University.

He said the National Economic and Development Authority will review the project and give him an initial assessment within the week. —KG, GMA News