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  • Gumarin inspects oil spill damages in Buenavista 

    Philippine Information Agency (PIA); PN (Panay News, July 10, 2020, on page 9)
    Guimaras Gov. Samuel Gumarin inspected five barangays in Buenavista town to assess damages caused by the oil spill following an explosion at a power barge stationed here. He personally visited the villages of Navalas, ...
  • 'Criminal negligence': Treñas mulls charges vs power barge owner 

    Sornito, Ime (Panay News, July 10, 2020, on page 1-14)
    The city government mulls filing a string of charges such as criminal negligence against AC Energy Corp., owner of the power barge that spilled thousands of liters of bunker oil into this city’s waters following an explosion ...
  • DOLE Region 6 office probes oil spill, too: Focus on occupational safety and health 

    PN (Panay News, July 10, 2020, on page 2)
    Apart from investigations of environmental agencies, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 6, too, started its own investigation of the oil spill here following an explosion at a power barge. The probe focuses ...
  • Health hazard: DOH warns of adverse health effects from oil spill 

    Sornito, Ime (Panay News, July 9, 2020, on page 1-14)
    Harsh fumes from the bunker fuel that spilled from a power barge in Barangay Bo. Obrero, Lapuz district pose serious health threats, the Department of Health (DOH) Center for Health Development in Western Visayas cautioned ...
  • Capiz kicks off 1M tree planting project 

    Philippine Information Agency (PIA); PN (Panay News, July 8, 2020, on page 5)
    The “1 Million Kahoy” project kicked off during the recent Arbor Day celebration in this province. Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras led the opening part of the project through an early morning mangrove and upland tree planting ...
  • Barge owner pressed to pay for oil spill 

    Silubrico, Ruby (Panay News, July 8, 2020, on page 1-14)
    AC Energy Corp., owner of the power barge that discharged bunker oil into this city’s waters following an explosion Friday last week, is being pressed to compensate those adversely affected. “There is no skirting the issue. ...
  • Oil spill a wakeup call 

    (Panay News, July 9, 2020, on page 6)
    Thousands of liters of oil spilled into the waters off Iloilo on July 3, 2020 after an explosion at a power barge owned by AC Energy. Authorities’ earlier estimate was an area of around 1,200 square meters affected. This ...
  • Fishing boat capsizes in Ilog; 1 missing 

    Bañaga, Dominique Gabriel (Panay News, July 9, 2020, on page 2)
    At least one fisherman was rescued, while another was still missing after their small fishing boat capsized off the coast of Barangay 1 in the town of Ilog in Negros Occidental late Tuesday night. Authorities identified ...
  • Guimarasnons anxious 

    (Panay News, July 9, 2020, on page 7)
    The Guimarasnons' anxiety over the oil spill in Iloilo City which reached Guimaras Island is understandable. They experienced the worst oil spill in the country in August 2006 when oil tanker MT Solar 1 sank in the waters ...
  • Don't eat dead fish from oil spill-hit areas, BFAR warns 

    Sornito, Ime (Panay News, July 9, 2020, on page 1-14)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Western Visayas has issued a warning against eating dead fish in coastal areas contaminated by bunker fuel from a barge damaged by an explosion last week. Remia Aparri, ...
  • Oil spill fouls 20 Guimaras coastal brgys 

    Silubrico, Ruby (Panay News, July 7, 2020, on page 1-14)
    Twenty coastal villages in the island province of Guimaras are affected by the oil spill from a power barge in Barangay Bo. Obrero, Lapuz, Iloilo City following an explosion Friday last week. Bunker fuel spilled from the ...
  • Compensation for those affected by oil spill 

    (Panay News, July 7, 2020, on page 7)
    The owner and operator of the power barge that blew up and spilled fuel oil off the coast of Iloilo City must pay compensation to coastal communities that suffered economic losses. AC Energy should also pay for the cleanup ...
  • PCG files criminal raps vs HK vessel in Mindoro collision 

    Co, Adrian Stewart (Panay News, July 7, 2020, on page 15)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) yesterday said criminal complaints have been slapped against the shipping company, master and officers of the Hong Kong-flagged cargo vessel that collided with a Philippine fishing boat off ...
  • 105 families flee bunker oil fumes: PCG mulls raps vs barge owner for oil spill 

    Silubrico, Ruby; Co, Adrian Stewart (Panay News, July 6, 2020, on page 1-14)
    Harsh fumes from the bunker fuel that spilled from a power barge in Barangay Bo. Obrero, Lapuz district here drove 105 families or 378 persons away from their houses, according to the City Disaster Risk Reduction and ...
  • Grouper rakes $500M in HK 

    Portal, Tadz (Panay News, August 19, 2003, on page 9)
    A fast growing demand of the fish grouper (Epinephelus), locally known as inid or lapulapu, is presently being observe in the international market. This prompted the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center - Aquaculture ...
  • 120 captured sea turtles found in swamp 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Panay News, February 1, 2014, on page 11)
    Philippine police said Friday, January 31, they rescued 120 protected sea turtles found hidden in a pen inside a mangrove swamp, apparently intended for sale to foreign traders. It is just the latest case of sea turtles ...
  • Task force seeks more oil spill clean up workers 

    Sologastoa, Glenda (Manila Bulletin, February 25, 2014, on page 2)
    The power Barge 103 oil spill task force has recommended to the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM), owner of the typhoon-wrecked power barge 103, to add more workers for the oil spill clean up in ...
  • Slow oil spill response hit 

    PN (Panay News, February 9, 2014, on page 1-10)
    Gov. Samuel Gumarin is fast losing his patience.Cargo ship M/V Sportivo that sank between the strait separating this island province and Iloilo City has yet to be refloated nearly a month since it went down. The oil spill ...
  • Registration program for fishermen launched 

    Escopel, Raymart (Panay News, February 21, 2014, on page B1-B9)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) headed by Director Asis G. Perez launched the National Program for Municipal Fisherfolk Registration (FishR) in Western Visayas on February 18. According to Director ...
  • Militants raise concern over 'oil spill deaths' 

    PN (Panay News, February 16, 2014, on page 2)
    "We could have avoided loss of life had there been appropriate response from the government to the oil spill in Estancia." this was the statement issued by Task Force (TF) Buliganay, a network of progressive people's ...

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