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Philippine Gov’t Proposes Oil Spill Fund Legislation

June 7, 2007

By Komfie Manalo – AHN News Writer

Manila, Philippines (AHN) – A senior senator in the Philippines wants to do more for residents affected by disasters. On Monday, Senator Pia Cayetano proposed a bill seeking to establish a fund that would cover the cost of cleaning up oil spills and compensate residents affected by the disaster.

Cayetano, author of the bill said, “The usual finger-pointing on who should shoulder the cost of emergency containment and clean-up operations and for compensating damages to health and livelihood during oil spill incidents is about to end.”

(Click AHN, June 4, 2007)

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