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Cavite oil spill a repeat of Guimaras spill 7 years ago – environmentalists

“A study published in the IAMURE International Journal on Marine Ecology estimated that the damage to the affected ecosystems and the fisheries sector may last for up to two generations. Petron is claiming the situation in Cavite is under control, but coral reefs have reportedly been smothered by oil sludge, and reported fish and shellfish kills mean the oil slick has also affected the functions of marine species.” – Kalikasan PNE

Read also: Petron should fast track clean up, pay compensation for oil spill – fisherfolk group

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Small fisherfolk in several coastal towns of Cavite expressed their support to the oil and production subsidy proposed by the militant fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) and Anakpawis party list. Last week, some 150 fisherfolk and coastal village leaders, including parish priests…

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA — The impending transport strike was not discussed in the recent dialogue with President Aquino, but San Mateo said Aquino has “diplomatically” threatened them against pushing through with the strike, as the president reiterated the LTFRB’s “reminder” to drivers that they are franchise holders with responsibility to ply their routes.…

MEDIA RELEASE Aug 17, 2011 MANILA — “It is revolting how the oil cartel, in connivance with the Aquino regime, continues to boost their already-huge profits out of workers’ and people’s misery over the overpricing and skyrocketing prices of petroleum products.” This was the statement of labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno as it condemned the…

By MARYA SALAMAT
Comparing the local oil prices to that in other countries in the past years, Piston said the local pump prices have risen far more than the amount necessitated by price movements abroad and the peso-dollar exchange rate. The transport group continues to accuse the oil companies of overpricing oil products by “an average at least of P7.50 ($0.17) per liter.”

Pamalakaya clarified that the re-channeling of Aquino’s audit free pork barrel is an immediate measure to provide relief to sectors affected by the oil price spike. By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Use the president’s pork barrel to cushion the impact of oil price increases. This was the call made by fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas…