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EMB confirms oil leak from power plant declared as scrap

The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) on Wednesday issued a notice of violation to the firm salvaging scrap from decommissioned Bataan Thermal Power Plant (BTPP) in Limay town here after the agency confirmed that oil has been leaking from the site.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Oil leak from 20-year-old shipwreck threatens Panglao

The sun rises over boats in Panglao island in Bohol on October 18, 2013, the area where a 7.1 magnitude quake struck on October 15.  The death toll from a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippines rose to 172 as authorities warned it would probably climb even higher.  AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO

More than a week after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake devastated the province of Bohol, the adjacent island of Panglao that is home to many beach and diving resorts is threatened by bunker fuel leaking out of a ship that sank 20 years ago.

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Hair today, oil spill boom tomorrow

GEE, your hair can save Mother Earth. The Cebu City government is pinning its hopes on human hair and indigenous materials as an eco-friendly strategy to prevent oil leaking out of the sunken MV St. Thomas Aquinas from reaching the city’s shorelines. Vice Mayor Edgar Labella, a survivor of the sinking of the MV Princess […]

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Cebu ferry death toll now at 55


Additional fatalities to the ill-fated sunken ship MV St. Thomas Aquinas were recovered Monday afternoon, increasing the death toll from the ship collision off Cebu last Friday to 55.

Posted: August 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cebu ferry death toll climbs to 38, as oil leaks

Philippine Navy divers retrieve a body from the waters off the coast of Talisay city, Cebu province, in central Philippines Saturday Aug. 17, 2013, a day after a passenger ferry MV Thomas of Aquinas collided with a cargo ship Sulpicio Express Siete. AP

Divers hauled bodies out of rough seas Sunday in the grisly aftermath of a ferry disaster that claimed at least 38 lives, as oil leaked from the submerged vessel.

Posted: August 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »