By: Tara Yap
MILITANT groups criticized the Iloilo City for playing host to the upcoming 1st Philippine International River Summit.
“It is nothing but a greenwashing attempt of the city government under the helm of Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog,” said Bayan Muna-Panay coordinator Jory Porquia.
The international summit is scheduled on May 30 until June 1.
Porquia explained that greenwashing is an attempt of the city government to cover up the true socio-environmental state of the Iloilo River.
Porquia also lambasted Sen. Franklin Drilon for spearheading the Iloilo-Batiano River Development Council that implements the P500-million cleanup and development efforts at the two rivers.