Power barge owner probed for safety violations in Iloilo oil spill, cleanup operations
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-6) started its own probe on probable safety violations when a damaged power barge triggered an oil spill that affected mostly coastal communities in Iloilo City. DOLE Western Visayas Director Cyril Ticao led the ocular inspection of the power barge owned by AC Energy Philippines. “We strongly expect the barge owner [AC Energy] to cooperate with us,” Ticao said. DOLE’s inspection team focused its probe based on what was stipulated in Republic Act No. 11058 or the new Occupational Safety and Health (OSH Law).
Yap, T. (2020, July 13). Power barge owner probed for safety violations in Iloilo oil spill, cleanup operations. Manila Bulletin, p. 2.
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