DENR units near sea mishap site told to prepare vs possible oil spill

June 26, 2008

06/26/2008 | 04:43 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) personnel were instructed Thursday to keep an eye for any possible oil spill from the capsized MV Princess of the Stars passenger ferry off Romblon.

In a statement posted on the DENR website, DENR Sec. Jose Atienza Jr directed DENR personnel, particularly those “in and around Romblon,” to prepare to respond to such a scenario.

“You must be vigilant and ready to get into action at the first sign of an oil spill. We cannot afford additional environmental damages at this time when the world is racing against time to heal the earth from various environmental damages, among which is global warming,” Atienza said.

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