DAVAO City — For decades, the Tausug fisherfolk here in Barangay Inawayan, Toril spread their nets on the Quinocol river, always expecting the river to yield food for their families.
But things are not quite settling now, as the Aboitiz’ coal fired-power plant is now near completion, and the city government has assessed the fishing village as in a danger zone.
“Ever since we live here, we have not experienced calamity like flooding, big waves. How come this area is now classified by the local government as a danger zone?” asked 74-year old Sobrecary Jazan. He claims the four-hectare community belonged to his grandfather who came from Jolo, Sulu.
With the coal plant, there are fears that the wastes from this plant may wash out to the Quinocol and nearby Inawayan rivers.