City drops oil spill suit
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Early this week, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas announced that “I am satisfied” with the AC Energy Philippines (ACEPh) response to the oil spill that occurred off the shores of Bo. Obrero following an explosion that spilled some 260,000 liters of bunker fuel into the waters. Moreover, Treñas also said the city government is scaling back on an earlier plan to file a suit for damages against the company on condition that ACEPh provide compensation to the victims. Among other things, Treñas appeared gratified by the company’s quick response to the accident, immediately taking care of the medical and other needs of the displaced residents to the extent of providing them shelter in three of Iloilo City’s top star hotels, after Covid 19 concerns were raised. ACEPh also went all out in its efforts to mitigate the impact of the oil spill on local communities and the environment, immediately undertaking procedures which led to the containment of the spill at 10PM on the same day, a company report said.
Celebria, L. S. (2020, July 23). City drops oil spill suit. Daily Guardian, p. 4.
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