FISHERFOLK SUES AQUINO ET AL ON ESTANCIA OIL SPILL
“The heavy oil spill, which occurred during the height of super typhoon Yolanda, is not a fortuitous event nor an act of God, but a result of sheer criminal negligence and gross incompetence of the Office of the President, other key departments of the executive branch of the government and the state-owned Napocor which operates Power Barge No. 103, the source of oil spill.”
DOJ asked to probe Estancia oil spill
A group of fishermen urges the Justice Department to probe into an oil spill in Estancia Iloilo, which happened during the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda.
Power barge 103 of the National Power Corporation (Napocor) slammed into the shoreline of Barangay Botongon on November 8, destroying some houses and injuring several residents.
The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya or Pamalakaya claims Napocor failed to meet the December 6 deadline for clean-up operations.
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Fisherfolk asks DOJ to probe Napocor over Iloilo oil spill
POSTED ON 12/18/2013 7:29 PM | UPDATED 12/18/2013 9:53 PM
COVERED IN OIL. Logs and other pieces of wood covered along the shoreline of Barangay Botongon in Estancia town. File photo by Jonathan Jurilla, Typhoon Yolanda Story Hub Visayas
“Hiniling ng Pamalakaya sa Department of Justice (DOJ) na imbestigahan at kasuhan si Pangulong Noynoy Aquino at iba pang opisyal kaugnay ng oil spill sa Estancia, Iloilo.”
Hiniling ng Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) sa Department of Justice (DOJ) na imbestigahan at kasuhan si Pangulong Noynoy Aquino at iba pang opisyal kaugnay ng oil spill sa Estancia, Iloilo.
De Lima urged to probe Napocor officials
December 18, 2013
Ilonggo fishers urged to sue Napocor over oil spill
MANILA, Philippines — A militant group on Saturday urged Iloilo fishermen and their families to file charges against the National Power Corp. for the oil spill in the waters off Estancia town.
PART of the shoreline of Estancia, Iloilo, that was contaminated by oil spilling from a power barge that was detached from its moorings in the town, lifted off the water by Supertyphoon Yolanda’s 300 kph winds and slammed into communities. NESTOR P. BURGOS JR./INQUIRER VISAYAS
ILOILO CITY—A Church-based group helping victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” has scored the government for its “slow and inadequate” response to an oil spill in Estancia town in Iloilo.
“The people lost their homes already but their plight has worsened because of delayed and piecemeal action, especially of the national government,” said Fr. Marco Sulayao, coordinator of Task Force Buliganay sa Ngalan sang Gugma.