Members of the “Save Antique Movement” narrate how their lifestyle and livelihood have been adversely affected by the coal mining project in Semirara during a press conference called by Environment Secretary Gina Lopez (right) Thursday (August 11) at the DENR central office in Quezon City.   The group’s president Benjamin Magan (with microphone) also spoke of the destruction of coral reefs and seaweeds, dwindling mangroves and siltation of bodies of water in the area prompting Lopez to issue a “show cause order” to Semirara Mining and Power Corp. to temporarily suspend its environmental compliance certificate.  Also in photo are (from left):  Jimsy Balestramon, president of Sabang Farmers-Fishers Association and Estela Marie Aguirre, also a resident of Semirara.  ###