Oil still leaking from sunken vessel; Calapan to be most affected this week

In a bulletin published Saturday night, the UP MSI said currents in the coast of northern Mindoro to the Verde Island Passage are expected to be stronger in the coming days. This may lead to majority of the leak to spill over to Calapan from March 20 to 22......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMar 19th, 2023

Oil spill: LGUs to sue sunken vessel owners

Local government units affected by the oil spill from the sunken motor tanker Princess Empress are eyeing the collective filing of charges against the owners of the vessel, according to Oriental Mindoro Gov. Humerlito Dolor......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2023

Endangered, threatened species at risk as oil spill reaches Verde Island Passage

In its latest bulletin, the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute (UP-MSI) projected that the oil leaking out of the sunken vessel “will flow through the VIP for the rest of the week.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2023

Criminal charges mulled vs sunken Empress’ owner

The provincial government of Oriental Mindoro will not hesitate to file criminal charges against the owner of the sunken oil tanker M/T Princess Empress if the company fails to fulfill its obligations, Gov. Humerlito Dolor said yesterday. Dolor said a foreign vessel capable of sealing the leak in the Empress through the use of a remotely operated vehicle is expected to arrive this week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 13th, 2023

Mindoro oil spill: Mayors to consolidate raps vs vessel owner  

Officials of local government units in areas affected by the oil spill from the sunken motor tanker MT Princess Empress have agreed to consolidate the filing of charges against the owner of the vessel......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2023

Sunken Empress’ ‘location’ detected

A vessel of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources may have found the location of the oil tanker M/T Empress, which sank in the waters off Naujan, Orienal Mindoro with 800,000 liters of fuel on board last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 6th, 2023

Fishing banned in Misamis after oil spill

Fishing activities have been banned in the waters affected by an oil spill off Jasaan town in this province after a cargo vessel sank on Saturday last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

100,000 people affected, 122 sickened in Philippine oil spill

MANILA, March 13 (Xinhua) -- The oil spill from a sunken oil tanker off the coast of the Philippines' Oriental Mindoro province has affected almost 100,000 people and sickened 122, provincial governor Humerlito Dolor said on Monday. Authorities are still scrambling to contain the spread of the oil leaking from the tanker carrying 800,000 liters of industrial fuel oil that sank on Feb. 28. Dolor told a loc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 18th, 2023

Oil spill reaches Calapan

The oil spill from the sunken MT Princess Empress has reached the shoreline of Calapan in Oriental Mindoro, according to Gov. Humerlito Dolor......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 17th, 2023

EDITORIAL - Environmental disaster

As the sunken motor tanker Princess Empress continues to spill toxic industrial oil into the country’s western seaboard, threatening the Verde Island Passage in Batangas as well as the pristine waters of Palawan, the government is belatedly verifying if the vessel was even authorized to set sail......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 15th, 2023

Oil spill heads for Verde Island Passage

The oil spill from the sunken oil vessel off Naujan, Oriental Mindoro is threatening to reach the Verde Island Passage due to a weakening amihan, the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute warned yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 12th, 2023

PCG rescues 5 Japanese seafarers

Philippine Coast Guard personnel rescued five Japanese crewmembers of a fishing vessel that listed in the waters off Calapan, Oriental Mindoro yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2023

Free rides to be provided during strike

All the mayors in Metro Manila and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority have agreed to provide libreng sakay for commuters who will be affected by the week-long jeepney strike starting March 6......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2023

Commuter group stands with March 6 transport strike vs PUV phaseout

Commuters are going to be the most affected during the week-long protests starting March 6 - 12 against the impending jeepney and UV Express phaseout......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2023

News from home: OFWs vs racist Hong Kong lawmakers, EDSA commemoration

From updates on kababayans affected in the Türkiye quake to an employees’ union’s successful bid for an increase in wages amid soaring inflation rates — these were among our headlines and news stories from the past week we think you should know if you’re a Filipino based abroad......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2023

DepEd to inspect 195 schools affected by Masbate quake

LEGAZPI CITY - The Department of Education in Bicol (DepEd-5) will conduct an assessment and validation in schools initially reported to have sustained damages caused by the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that rocked Batuan town in Masbate province early last week.In a statement, Gilbert Sadsad, D.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2023

Chinese Coast Guard aims laser at PCG vessel on resupply mission

The Philippine Coast Guard said a China Coast Guard (CCG) vessel blocked and directed a military-grade laser light at a Philippine vessel on a resupply mission last week, causing some of the Philippine crew onboard to experience temporary blindness......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2023

News from home: Türkiye rescue ops continue, 4.3% unemployment rate in December

From updates on Filipino nationals affected by the earthquake in Türkiye and Syria to the 2.22-million unemployed recorded in December — these were among our headlines and news stories from the past week we think you should know if you’re a Filipino based abroad......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2023

DPWH chief orders immediate repair of collapsed Bantillan Bridge

Public Works and Highways Secretary Manuel M. Bonoan on Monday, Oct. 31, ordered the immediate repair of the Bantillan Bridge between Sariaya, Quezon and San Juan, Batangas that collapsed during the onslaught of severe tropical storm “Paeng” last week. DPWH Secretary Manuel Bonoan (second from left) inspects the collapsed Bantillan Bridge between Sariaya in Quezon and San Juan in Batangas with other DPWH officials on Monday, Oct. 31. (DPWH Region 4-A photo) Bonoan inspected national roads and bridges within Region 4-A or the Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon area affected by the tropical cyclone. The DPWH chief was accompanied by Undersecretaries Roberto R. Bernardo and Carlos G. Mutuc. They were briefed by DPWH Region 4-A Director Jovel G. Mendoza, Assistant Regional Director Isidro O. Encarnacion, and representatives of the Equipment Management Division, Maintenance Division, and Quezon 2nd District Engineering Office......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 31st, 2022

NDRRMC: 85 hurt, 44k families affected by Abra quake

The number of injured persons due to the 6.4-magnitude quake that rocked Abra earlier this week has risen to 85, according to the latest tally of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 28th, 2022

Fire casts seaside residents’ hope adrift in Punta Dumalag

A week after a fire gutted a community in Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, last August 3, about 200 affected families not only feel crammed in modular tents, but also feel options are narrow for their future......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsAug 16th, 2022