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Town, fishermen demand P132M for damage from 2013 oil spill

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 FILE PHOTO

The Cordova municipal government and a group of fishermen are seeking about P132 million in damage payment from the owners of two vessels that last year collided and leaked oil, polluting the town’s marine environment.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Cebu town files P213-M damage suit vs 2 shipping firms over 2013 oil spill

A boy (bottom left) holds two oil-coated bagasi, salt water eels, which thrives in Cordova town, Mactan  Island Cebu. Oil spill is seen in the waters near the shore of Mactan Isldan. Photo from the Office of Cebu Rep. Luigi Quisumbing

The Cordova municipal government and fisherfolk groups filed on Thursday a multi-million-peso damage suit against the owners of two sea vessels that collided and leaked oil in 2013, damaging the town’s marine environment.

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

Relief caravan reaches out to devastated Quezon towns

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Quezon Governor David Suarez led a four-truck convoy loaded with relief goods intended for the victims of typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) in the devastated towns of the province.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Firm in oil spill ordered to do thorough job

RESIDENTS of Estancia, Iloilo province, hold a candle protest to decry government’s alleged lack of foresight and preparation that the people blamed for the oil spill in their town. NESTOR P. BURGOS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

A multiagency task force monitoring the oil spill in Estancia, Iloilo province, has directed a firm that got an P87-million contract to clean up the spill site to do a thorough job.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »


The leaking of bunker fuel from a sunken vessel between Iloilo province and Guimaras Island has stopped, said Coast Guard Western Visayas commander Commodore Athelo Ybañez on Saturday.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »