Solons seek full compensation for damages caused by oil spill
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Lawmakers are calling on the International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) Fund to compensate in full all damages sustained and related expenditures incurred by the Philippines in the August 11, 2006 M/T Solar 1 Oil Spill off Guimaras Island. Quirino Rep. Dakila Cua, chairman of the House Committee on Ecology, and Agusan del Norte Rep. Lawrence Fortun lament that the Philippines has not received any compensation since the unfortunate incident happened. “Cases were brought by the government to compensate for the damages incurred; and while the actual damages caused to the Philippines’ biodiversity and natural ecosystem costs significantly more, the government only claimed the amount of P326, 570, 853.97, representing the expenses incurred in cleaning up the oil spill,” they said.
Luci-Atienza, C. M. (2019, March 1). Solons seek full compensation for damages caused by oil spill. Manila Bulletin, p. 6.
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