Day: January 16, 2014

Estancia oil spill poses danger to teachers and students

At the height of supertyphoon Yolanda (international name:Haiyan) on November 8, a power barge operated by the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) slammed against houses in Barangay Botongon, Estancia, Iloilo. This resulted in death, displacement and continuing endangerment to thousands of residents in the massive oil spill that followed.

Two months after, the government has still to finish the clean up.

Teachers and students at Botongon Elementary School continue to hold classes up to two hours a day in the midst of clean up operations in their school, exposing them to various health risks.

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