Bishop Socrates Villegas addresses a crowd of thousands during a prayer rally against the re-opening the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, in front of St. Joseph Cathedral in Balanga. Local communities, as well as civil society and environmental groups such...

Photo | February 23, 2009

Bishop Socrates Villegas addresses a crowd of thousands during a prayer rally against the re-opening the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, in front of St. Joseph Cathedral in Balanga. Local communities, as well as civil society and environmental groups such as Greenpeace took part in the five hour demonstration against the mothballed nuclear facility, which, despite safety issues, is being eyed by the Philippine Congress for revival.