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Bad weather stalls clean-up of oil spill in Oriental Mindoro, says power corp.

BAD weather has hampered the clean-up of an oil spill in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, where 2.5 hectares of rice land and a hectare of grass land were affected, according to an official of the power plant where the leak came from. “The weather in Calapan has been erratic. We’ve experienced heavy rains and sunny [...] The post Bad weather stalls clean-up of oil spill in Oriental Mindoro, says power corp. appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes manilatimesNov 11th, 2017

Oil spill in Oriental Mindoro affects 8 hectares of farmland–report

AN oil spill from a power plant in Oriental Mindoro affected eight hectares of farmland, according to a radio report on Wednesday, two days after the accident happened. The report said 800 liters of bunker oil spilled from the DMCI Power Corp. in Barangay Sta. Isabel in Calapan City and spread to a nearby creek… link: Oil spill in Oriental Mindoro affects 8 hectares of farmland–report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Power plant oil leak hits farm in Mindoro

CITY OF CALAPAN --- About 10 hectares of farmland and a creek in this city were damaged when oil leaked from a tank in a power plant here during heavy rains on Monday. In an interview on Tuesday, Alfonso Javier, provincial environment management officer of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) in Oriental Mindoro province, said the leak had been contained about six hours later, through the use of booms and absorbent pillows. Faulty sensor The spill came from the buffer tank of DMCI Power Corp., which has been operating a 15-megawatt bunker-fired diesel plant in Barangay Sta. Isabel for the last three years. Personnel from the EMB had collected samples of the sludge for an...Keep on reading: Power plant oil leak hits farm in Mindoro.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

SMC unit buys out Masinloc power plant

SMC Global Power Holdings (SMCGPH), the power business of conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC), has closed a deal to buy the 630-megawatt (MW) Masinloc power plant in Zambales for US$1.9 billion, as it expands footprint in clean coal technology......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

‘Constitutional crisis looms’

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Sen. Francis Escudero on Monday said lawmakers neither had the power to issue a subpoena nor order the arrest of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno in an impeachment hearing. Drilon, a lawyer, former secretary of justice and former Senate President, warned that imprudent exercise of these powers may trigger a serious constitutional crisis. Escudero, also a lawyer, issued a similar warning. Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali, head of the House justice committee, said in a radio interview on Sunday that the panel was studying if it could subpoena Sereno to answer the allegations in the impeachment complaint against her, as the Chief...Keep on reading: ‘Constitutional crisis looms’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2017

‘Mindoro oil spill cleanup 65% complete’

MANILA, Philippines — A power firm said it has contained and cleaned up around 65 percent of the areas affected by an oil spill from its storage tank in Cala.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

10-hectare rice field damaged by oil spill

MANILA, Philippines — At least 10 hectares of rice fields were destroyed when oil leaked from a power plant in Calapan, Mindoro on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Semirara to supply power to Mindoro

MANILA, Philippines -  Consunji-led Semirara Mining and Power Corp......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2017

Environmentalists praised closure of 23 mining firms

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Environmentalists and anti-mining groups lauded the closure of nearly two dozen mining firms and vowed to support government efforts to curb destructive mining practices in the country. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez ordered the closure of 23 metallic mines in the country, while suspending five more, for serious environmental violations discovered during the industry-wide audit conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) since July last year. “My issue here is not about mining. My issue here is social justice. If there are businesses and foreigners that go and utilize the resources of that area for their benefit and the people of the island suffer, that’s social injustice,” Lopez said. She said the closure orders were based on the final results and recommendations of the multisectoral audit teams formed to look into the compliance of mining operators with the existing environmental laws and regulations. The mining firms ordered closed were the following: Benguet Corp. Nickel Mines Inc., Eramen Minerals Inc., Zambales Diversified Metals Corp., and LNL Archipelago Minerals Inc., all in Zambales province, due mainly to siltation of rivers, destruction of a functional watershed and illegal tree-cutting. Mt. Sinai Mining Exploration and Development Corp., Emir Minerals Corp., and TechIron Mineral Resources Inc. in Homonhon mainly for siltation of coastal waters and destruction of functional watershed. AAMPHIL Natural Resources Exploration, Kromico Inc., SinoSteel Philippines H.Y. Mining Corp., Oriental Synergy Mining Corp., Wellex Mining Corp., Libjo Mining Corp., Oriental Vision Mining Phils. Corp., in Dinagat Islands mainly for siltation of coastal waters. ADNAMA Mining Resources Corp., Claver Mineral Development Corp., Platinum Group Metals Corp., CTP Construction and Mining Corp., Carrascal Nickel Corp., Marcventures Mining and Development Corp., and Hinatuan Mining Corp. in Surigao del Norte mainly for siltation of coastal waters and mining in functional watersheds. Benguet Corporation in Itogon, Benguet and Ore Asia Mining and Development Corp. in Bulacan were likewise issued suspension orders by Lopez. &'160; She also deferred to give a decision on the fate of Filminera Resources Corp. pending further investigation. The five mining companies that were issued suspension orders are Berong Nickel Corp., OceanaGold Phils., Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corp., Citinickel Mines and Development Corp. and Strong Built Mining Development Corp. According to DENR Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna, the companies can file for a Motion for Reconsideration to the DENR within 15 days from receipt of the order. Luna said the DENR decision can still be appealed to the Office of the President. The DENR had earlier assured the mining sector and the general public that due process was “meticulously observed” in the audit of all existing metallic mines nationwide. It also assured that the audit results “really promote the common good and social justice” espoused by Lopez and President Rodrigo Duterte. A staunch advocate of responsible mining, Lopez has made it clear that the common good and the protection of the environment would be her paramount concern, not money. She emphasized that no mining company can operate in a functional watershed which protects water sources. “Water is life. We will not allow the water of our people to be at risk for any business interest,” Lopez said. 16 Audit Teams Barely a week at the DENR, Lopez ordered an industry-wide audit in July last year to look into the adequacy and efficiency of environmental protection measures taken by the mining companies, determine gaps in those measures and identify the appropriate penalties for violations of mining and environmental laws. A total of 16 audit teams were formed to review the environmental compliance of mining companies in all regions in the country. Each team is composed of representatives from the DENR central and regional offices, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, the Department of Health, the Department of Agriculture and civil society organizations. The audit focused on safety and health; mine environmental management; social development; mining tenement; and compliance with laws on clean air, clean water, hazardous waste and solid waste. Technical experts from the different government offices that have been invited to conduct the audit all abide in the standards of truth, service, and the common good. “We based the checklist of the criteria for the audit on the items in compliance with the different mining and environmental laws. A cross-audit was also done, which means that the auditors who reviewed one site, have come from a different region,” Lopez said. “We also gave seven days for the companies to respond to the results of the audit, providing a leeway for them to clear the issues that were raised. We had to review the reported results of the audit for five months before we have to release it, ensuring that we followed the process meticulously.” Lopez said the issue is not about mining, but social justice. “If there are businesses and foreigners that go and utilize the resources of that area for their benefit and the people of that island suffer, that’s social injustice. We assure the industry and the general public that due process was meticulously observed in the mining audit conducted by the agency and that the results would be always anchored on integrity, social justice, and the common good,” she said. Zamboanga del Sur, Tawi-Tawi Environmentalists also urged Lopez to review again the mining operations of TVI Resource Development (Phils.) Inc. in Zamboanga del Sur’s Bayog town where Subanen natives opposed the entry of the company in [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2017

Psychiatrists to be invited to impeachment hearing

By Tricia Aquino Interaksyon MANILA — The House committee on justice will invite the psychiatrists who supposedly “gave failing marks on the psychiatric or psychological make-up” of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno during the impeachment hearings against her, the panel’s chair, Oriental Mindoro Representative Reynaldo Umali, said on Monday at the resumption of hearings in […] The post Psychiatrists to be invited to impeachment hearing appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News16 hr. 45 min. ago

AboitizPower takes P3.7-B hit with permanent closure of biomass plant

ABOITIZ POWER Corp. (AboitizPower) is taking a hit of P3.7 billion as it permanently stopped the operations of a biomass power plant because of the lack of organic materials to produce electricity. “Our top consideration now is to balance the interests of all our stakeholders, including that of Aseagas’ employees,” said AboitizPower President and Chief […] The post AboitizPower takes P3.7-B hit with permanent closure of biomass plant appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News16 hr. 45 min. ago

China races to tackle expanding oil spill after tanker sinks

Chinese ships scrambled Monday to clean up a massive and expanding oil spill after an Iranian tanker sank off China, raising fears of devastating damage to marine life. Source link link: China races to tackle expanding oil spill after tanker sinks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News20 hr. 11 min. ago

SOCO: 29-anyos na dalaga, natagpuang patay sa Socorro, Oriental Mindoro

Natagpuang nakabalot at tadtad ng saksak ang bangkay ng 29 anyos na si Queence Star Delos Reyes sa Sitio Rambutan, Brgy. Pasi Dos, Socorro, Oriental Mindoro noong Agosto 7, 2016. Source link link: SOCO: 29-anyos na dalaga, natagpuang patay sa Socorro, Oriental Mindoro.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Carpio nixes House appearance

SUPREME Court senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has declined to testify in the impeachment process against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the panel chairman said yesterday. Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali, who chairs the committee, confirmed that Carpio in a letter to the committee declined the invitation for him to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Carpio declines to testify vs CJ

THE House committee on justice has yet to let go of the possible testimony of Supreme Court (SC) senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio in the impeachment process against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the panel chairman said yesterday. Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali, who chairs the committee, confirmed that Carpio….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Visayas Weather Forecast: January 11, 2018

SYNOPSIS: Northeast Monsoon is affecting Northern and Central Luzon. Tail-end of cold front is affecting the Eastern section of Southern Luzon. FORECAST: Eastern Visayas and Occidental Mindoro will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. Palawan and the rest of Visayas including Cebu will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Visayas Weather Forecast: January 10, 2018

SYNOPSIS: Northeast Monsoon affecting Northern Luzon. Easterlies affecting the eastern section of Visayas and of Mindanao. FORECAST: Cebu, Bohol, Siquijor & Eastern Visayas will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Easterlies. The rest of Visayas, Palawan and Occidental Mindoro will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Hike in coal tax will worsen consumer woes, won’t advance clean energy – scientists

Scientists said the increase in the excise tax on coal is not, contrary to the claims of some quarters including government, a major step toward reducing the country’s emission of harmful gasses but, because it is “pass-on,” will be an added burden for power consumers......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Visayas Weather Forecast: January 9, 2018

SYNOPSIS: Northeast Monsoon affecting Northern & Central Luzon. Easterlies affecting the eastern section of Southern Luzon, of Visayas & of Mindanao. FORECAST: Visayas, Palawan and Occidental Mindoro will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds from East to Northeast will prevail, with slight to moderate […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

PhilHealth to Implement New Premium Rates This Month

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III announced Friday that the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will raise the premium contributions of its members starting January. “Magtataas tayo ng (We will raise PhilHealth’s) premium contribution, 0.25 percent, effective January 2018,” Duque said during the Clean Forum held at the Manila Hotel. The health chief described the adjustment […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Visayas Weather Forecast: January 8, 2018

SYNOPSIS: Easterlies affecting the eastern section of the country. FORECAST: Visayas, Palawan and Occidental Mindoro will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms. Visayas, Palawan & Occidental Mindoro will have light to moderate winds from East with slight to moderate seas. OVER METRO CEBU: Minimum Temperature: 25°C Maximum Temperature: […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018