Bishops back renewable energy campaign in Negros Occidental

February 13, 2024 - 11:21 AM
Bishop Patricio Buzon of Bacolod, Bishop Louie Galbines of Kabankalan and Bishop Gerardo Alminaza of San Carlos. (CBCP News)

The three Catholic bishops in Negros Occidental have praised the provincial campaign on clean energy transition.

Bishops Patricio Buzon of Bacolod, Louie Galbines of Kabankalan and Gerardo Alminaza of San Carlos said the ”SecuRE Negros” program is “a significant step” in creating a renewable energy for the province.

With its focus on sustainable and renewable energy sources, they said the campaign “aligns with our call to care for creation and to live out our faith in action”.

“By supporting the SecuRE Program, we are advocating for policies that prioritize the common good, respect for human dignity, and the promotion of a more equitable society,” the bishops said.

During the Feb. 5 launch of SecuRE Negros, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson highlighted the crucial role of renewable energy in guaranteeing power security.

The campaign prioritizes establishing dependable energy systems, aiming for accessibility, affordability, sustainability, and resilience against global challenges.

The bishops called on the public to support the program and work together for a “just energy transition that respects our common home”.

“In the spirit of solidarity and cooperation, we pledge to work alongside the provincial government, local communities, and all stakeholders in the implementation of the SecuRE Negros program,” they said.