321 residents evacuated amid power barge oil spill in Iloilo City

Nestor Burgos Jr. - Inquirer Visayas 07/04/2020

ILOILO CITY — More than 300 residents living along the coastal areas here were evacuated on Saturday amid an oil spill from a power barge that was damaged by an explosion on Friday. The Iloilo City Risk…

Environmental disasters we wish had never happened

Rhobie A. Ruaya, Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 03/22/2020

Pope John Paul II once said that “the Earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by…

Coast Guard, Marina to conduct joint probe on capsized vessel in San Fernando

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/26/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) and the Maritime Industry Authority in Central Visayas (Marina-7) will conduct a joint investigation on capsizing incident of a cargo vessel docked in a…

Carmen Copper port personnel undergo oil spill, marine disaster response training

PR 05/18/2019

TOLEDO CITY, Philippines – In celebration of the Month of the Ocean this May, Carmen Copper Corporation has taken measures to prepare for marine disasters such as oil spills before this happens. On May 10, Carmen Copper…

Officials urge vessel owner to siphon oil from ill-fated ship

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/11/2017

Five days after the ill-fated  sank off the waters of Barangay Cansojong, Talisay City, no marine life has been affected by any oil spill so far. But Alvin Santillana, head of Talisay City’s Disaster Risk Reduction and…

Cargo vessel sinks in Talisay waters

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/07/2017

CEBU CITY—A cargo vessel sank past 6 a.m. on Sunday, about a kilometer away from the shoreline of Talisay City, southern Cebu, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). Not one of the 22 crew members of…

EMB: No oil spill in Alegria

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 08/18/2016

A four-man team from Environmental Management Bureau in Central Visayas (EMB-7) was sent to Lumpan Lake in Barangay Montpeller, Alegria town, southwest Cebu on Wednesday to conduct an oil and grease measurement in the area following reports…

FB photos send off alarm vs oil exploration in Alegria

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 08/16/2016

A suspected oil spill southwest of Cebu has led to a barrage of Facebook posts calling the attention of environment officials to the operations of a mining firm in the southwestern town of Alegria, Cebu. Photos posted…

Groups’ call: Continue Pescador oil spill probe

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/12/2016

TWO environmental groups are encouraging government agencies and the local government unit of Moalboal to thoroughly investigate the minimal oil spill off the shores of Pescador Island. Vince Cinches, Oceans campaigner of Greenpeace, said that although the…

Oil spill reported off Piscador Island

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/11/2016

THE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Cebu has started an investigation into an oil spill in the coastal waters of Piscador Island off the town of Moalboal in southern Cebu. PCG Cebu Station Commander Agapito Bibat said…

EMB discounts presence of oil spill remnant in Medellin waters

Marian Z. Codilla 05/20/2015

There are no traces of oil and grease in the shoreline of barangay Daanglungsod, Medellin town, northern Cebu, according to results of an inspection done by a team from the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB). The inspection came…

Inspection of oil spill site sought

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 09/06/2014

“Let’s have an occular inspection.” This was the request of lawyer Benjamin Cabrido of the Philippine Earth Justice Center to the court as the hearing of a P213- million damage suit for marine pollution opened yesterday in…

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