Residents of Barangay Lamao in Limay, Bataan appeal to DENR Secretary Gina Lopez to investigate the alleged ash residue from the Petron Bataan Refinery and the San Miguel Global Power Plant (SMGPP) that has caused health problems to their community and affected the livelihood of the farmers and fishermen in the area. Lopez said it has issued a ‘Show- Cause’ Order to Petron and has given it seven days to respond to the residents’ complaint. She assured them that she will not allow anyone in the town to suffer because of the plants’ operation. Lopez will issue a transport permit to SMGPP to haul the residue, which has been identified as lime powder, to its cement plant for processing into gypsum. ###