U.S. pays PH P87-M compensation for warship reef damage
MetadataShow full item record
For the damage caused to Tubbataha Reef by the grounding of a United States Navy ship two years ago, the Philippines received 87,033,570.71 or nearly $ 2 million from the US government as compensation. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported that the Philippine government received the full requested amount on January 30. According to the DFA, the compensation will be utilized for the protection and rehabilitation of Tubbataha Reef Natural Park, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site.
Mabasa, R., Casayuran, M., & Aben, E. (2015, February 19). U.S. pays PH P87-M compensation for warship reef damage. Manila Bulletin, p. 4.
- Manila Bulletin