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Oil spill cleanup mess: Iloilo gov files graft rap


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 »

Semirara Island residents oppose relocation

FARMERS in Sitio Poocan in Barangay Tinogboc, Semirara Island, in Antique province, block a bulldozer of Semirara Mining Corp., which was used by the municipal government of Caluya in taking over a disputed property being claimed by the farmers. Police dispersed the protest and arrested the group’s leader on Feb. 28. PHOTO COURTESY OF PAKISAMA

Hundreds of residents on Semirara Island in Antique province are opposing their relocation by the municipal government of Caluya, according to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR).

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

After disaster, Semirara life redefined

A PRIEST blesses the buried heavy equipment at the landslide area where five missing workers have yet to be found at  Panian coal mine pit of  Semirara Mining Corp. RAFFY LERMA

Miner Adrian Cilmar is in a dilemma: Will he go back to work or not? Cilmar was still contemplating after surviving the massive collapse of a wall portion in the open mine pit that killed five of his coworkers at Semirara Mining Corp. (SMC) on Semirara Island in Antique. Five others remained missing.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Bad weather hampers retrieval operations in Semirara

Semirara mining. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Retrieval operations for five more missing miners from the landslide at a mining pit in Antique were temporarily called off due to bad weather, police said.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

More bodies found in Semirara landslide

caluya, antique map

The bodies of a still undetermined number of miners trapped when a mining pit in Antique collapsed Wednesday have been found, but they have yet to be retrieved after operations were halted because of the stench, police said.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »