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Oil spill cleanup mess: Iloilo gov files graft rap

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The Iloilo provincial government has filed criminal and administrative charges in connection with alleged irregularities in the cleanup program implemented in a town that was hit by an oil spill when a power barge was detached from its moorings at the height of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Power plant operator exec disputes PCG’s figure on Sual oil spill damage

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An executive from a power plant firm disputed Tuesday the Philippine Coast Guard’s estimate of the amount of oil spilled at a Pangasinan town.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Raps eyed vs power plant operator over oil spill in Pangasinan town

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A CLEANUP volunteer raises a hand dripping with oil from the sunken ship MV St. Thomas Aquinas that was rammed by a Sulpicio cargo vessel on Aug. 16. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

The Philippine Coast Guard said Tuesday that it will file charges against Team Energy, the operator of the Sual power plant, after a ruptured pipeline spilled 4,000 liters of oil at the Cabalitian Bay in Sual town, Pangasinan province.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Oil spill compensation law unenforced, say lawmakers

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BOTONGON Elementary School in Estancia, Iloilo province, remains unrepaired almost a year after it was damaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” NESTOR P. BURGOS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

Legislators investigating last year’s massive oil spill in Iloilo province decried the failure of government agencies to implement the oil spill compensation law enacted in 2007.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Firm paid amid spill cleanup doubts

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SIGNS of bunker oil still coat the rocky coastline of Barangay Botongon in Estancia, Iloilo. NESTOR P. BURGOS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

A company which a top provincial official said had no previous record in oil spill cleanup had been paid 90 percent for a cleanup job that had been described as inadequate in a town poisoned by nearly a million liters of bunker fuel at the height of Supertyphoon Yolanda last year.

Posted: October 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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