Rep. Roger Mercado has asked the Philippine Coast Guard to remove a tanker vessel which ran aground at a marine sanctuary in Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte on Aug. 29.
The adverse effects of the massive oil spill that damaged the island-province of Guimaras still linger three years after the calamity, scientific studies showed.
All foreigners employing Filipino workers in their businesses in the country must apply for a Certificate of Employment (CE) before they could be issued with the special visa, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Monday.
Here, the fisherman is a fish out of water. In a twist of fate, fishermen of this little bit of paradise are pinning their hopes on livelihood projects like handicrafts and agriculture to bring their lives back on track after the August 11, 2006 oil spill.
Guimaras fishermen will benefit from some P2.4 million in grants that the US government was giving to those who had lost their livelihood as a result of an oil spill in 2006.