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Guimaras fishers learn new skills

May 4, 2009

IT’S THE strange case of the fishermen being like fish out of water.

The fishermen of this small paradise are pinning their hopes on livelihood projects like handicrafts and agriculture to bring their lives back on track after the Aug. 11, 2006 oil spill. (Click here for the rest.)

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Guimaras folk still reeling from oil spill nightmare
By ELLALYN B. DE VERA
May 4, 2009

JORDAN, Guimaras Province—Positive attitude is what helped the people of Guimaras Island “survive” the devastating oil spill in 2006 that affected 36 coastal communities in Iloilo and Guimaras provinces. However, they need more help to continue the mangrove rehabilitation and livelihood projects for affected families.

The tanker M/T Solar 1, carrying a cargo of at least two million liters or 13,000 barrels of industrial oil, sank in the southwestern portion of Guimaras Island on August 11, 2006. The cargo chartered by Petron Corp. was en route to Zamboanga from Bataan when it capsized in rough waters. (Click here for the rest.)

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