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Bishop Socrates Mesiona of the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa expressed concerns that the decision may be reversed at any time.
Moreno, an Augustinian Recollect, served as Puerto Princesa’s first prison and military chaplain
The bishops’ appeal was contained in a joint pastoral statement released following the arrest of anti-mining protesters in Brooke’s Point
The bishops said the mining company "acted in blatant defiance of the law by continuously operating its mine"
Bishop Socrates Mesiona of Puerto Princesa said the Bible is translated into a local language to be understood better by the people
“Destroying the environment is a sin. And so as believers, we are obliged to protect our only home,” Bishop Mesiona said
Aniya, ang mga taong nagprotesta “ay kabilang sa nakaranas ng mga pagbaha dahil sa pag-uulan at hindi naman sila nakikinabang sa mining”
“It is only appropriate to respect their rights and listen to their grievances,” said the bishop
Sa liham-pastoral ni Bishop Socrates Mesiona, sinabi ng obispo na ang pagtutol ng taumbayan ay isang karapatang dapat igalang
The prelate rallied behind the residents who, according to him, just want to assert their rights and protect their environment