March 3, 2008
The Ambassador of the
10th Floor The
Sen. Gil Puyat cor.
We are an alliance formed to oppose the
Our sources say that the investment arm of the South Korean government, Korean Resources, Inc. (Kores) is haggling with Lafayette Mining Limited of
One, we feel being sold out. When the Americans came in 1898,
Two, Lafayette caused so much environmental and economic damage to Rapu-Rapu in the form of five (5) fishkills for which the company must admit responsibility. Until now, there is no proof that
This deal between Lafayette and Kores should never be consummated. In the name of Filipino blood spilled by our PEFTOK in defense of Korean freedom during the war in the 1950’s we appeal to your government to discontinue the negotiations and instead withdraw the investments of Kores and LG International Corporation in the mine. These two already own 26% of the mine. Some of the residents of Rapu-Rapu who have fallen victim to
We look forward to your favorable response as an act of gratitude to those Filipinos who fought and died for South Korean freedom. Thank you.
For the Save Rapu-Rapu
Virgilio S. Perdigon, Jr.
Encl.: Pastoral Bulletin of Msgr. Lucilo M. Quiambao, DD, Bishop of the Diocese of Legazpi