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Oh no, not Tatoy’s too?!

September 4, 2006

WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
Oil blobs reach Iloilo seafood resto belt

By HAZEL P. VILLA

ILOILO City – Some 6.8 kilometers of the seafood restaurant belt here are at risk of being contaminated with spilled bunker fuel oil from MT Solar 1. Residents reported blobs of oil along the shorelines of Molo Boulevard all the way to Villa Beach and Brgy. Sto. Niño Sur in Arevalo District.

The scattered blobs of oil are not as pronounced as those found in Guimaras and measure about one to two inches in diameter, said Mayor Jerry Treñas who visited the area.

The seafood restaurant belt, popularly known as Villa Beach, is lined with resorts and seafood restaurants – the most famous of which are Tatoy’s Manokan and Breakthrough sa Villa frequented by tourists.

Cottages for rent and smaller eateries selling fresh and cooked sea food, roasted pig, and fresh oysters line the beach of grey and black sand facing Guimaras Island.

The Villa Beach area is a major revenue earner for Iloilo City.

(Click Menu, Sept. 4, 2006, for the full story.)

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2 comments

  1. I congratulate you on putting together a good BLOG. By coincidence, I started one, too. You have some things on your BLOg that i do not have, and visa versa. Feel free to use anything that I have. I’m sure hat we’re doing this for the same reason, this is all about the worst oils spill disaster in Philippine history. We’re following the environmental disaster, including the containment, recovery and long term rehabilitation. Keep up the good work!


  2. Thanks! 😉



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