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Silay prepares for oil spill, sets up spillbooms

September 10, 2006

SILAY City Mayor Carlo Gamban met with Noel Perocho, Action Officer II of the Department of Agriculture and in-charge of Bantay Dagat, to discuss the progress on the work of the “spill boom” in Barangay Balaring, Silay City, Negros Occidental yesterday.

The work is being conducted in Barangay Guinhalaran, Mambulac, Balaring and Sitio Bungol also in Barangay Balaring, a Silay City government press release said.

The city goverment has procured, bamboo poles, rice straw, nets and nylon chord for the “Spill Boom”, to cover the 9.25 kilometer shoreline of Silay City safety measure against the oil spill, it added.

Gamban is the chairman of the Oil Spill Task Force in the third district with Mayor Alfonso Gamboa of EB Magalona as co-chairman. The 3rd district task force comprises Silay and Talisay cities and the municipality of EB Magalona.

The objective of the task force is not to allow the oil spill to hit the land.

“As much as possible we will arrest the spill in the open sea before it reaches the shoreline,” Gamban said.

(From the Vis. Daily Star, Sept. 9, 2006.)

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