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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine oil spill turns Manila Bay red

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 03:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila A diesel oil spill spread a large reddish stain over Manila Bay in the Philippines’ capital on Friday, posing potential health and environmental hazards, ... of breathing due to the fumes coming from this oil.” Oil containment booms were deployed while government experts are checking the impact on marine life, Garcia said. The 300-square-kilometre slick ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine refiner claims responsibility for diesel spill

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 03:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila The Philippines’ largest oil refiner Petron has claimed responsibility for a huge diesel spill that shut down parts of Manila Bay’s vital fishing industry, threatening the livelihoods of tens of thousands. Authorities said an estimated 500,000 litres of oil cast a slick across 20-kilometres of the coastline on Thursday close to a Petron fuel depot ...

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    Crucial Philippine fishing industry hit as huge diesel spill fouls Manila Bay

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Manila Bay slick still taking a heavy toll on fishermen Philippine authorities were working yesterday to contain a huge diesel spill that shut down parts ... the slick, which by Friday had covered a 300 sq km area, had probably been released by either a fuel depot in the area or an oil tanker that had unloaded its cargo at the terminal. Manila Bay ...

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    Protesters in Manila denounce China’s ‘bullying’ in South China Sea

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:51pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... that read “Our Soil, Our Oil” and carton missiles stamped “From Philippines with Love,” the activists said that other protests were being held in front of Chinese embassies and consulates worldwide. ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Death toll in Philippine ferry disaster up to 75

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 03:17pm

    ... was up by four from Wednesday. The coastguard, military and police are meanwhile helping to clean up a large oil spill from the ferry, which has reached the coasts of nearby towns and affected ... to plug the leak and contain the spill, he added. Azcuna said 2Go had also contracted with a salvage company which was spraying chemical dispersant on the spilled oil. He could not say how much ...

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    Philippine group protests against China's project on Spratly Islands

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 03:54pm by AP

    ... The Spratlys are mostly barren islands, reefs and atolls that are believed to be atop oil and natural gas deposits. They also straddle one of the world's busiest sea lanes. Last month, ... oil rig close to the Paracel Islands, which Vietnam claims and calls the Hoang Sa Islands while China calls them the Xisha Islands. Former National Security Adviser Roilo Golez, who joined ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine coconut oil exports fall 35pc after super typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:28pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Global prices forced up after last year's storm destroyed millions of trees Philippine coconut oil exports fell 35 per cent at the start of this year, driving up global prices, after the destruction of millions of trees by Super Typhoon Haiyan. In normal times, the Philippines accounts for more than 40 per cent of world exports in the oil, which ...

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    Death toll from Philippine ferry disaster rises to 64

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 08:23pm by AFP

    ... are also helping mop up a large oil spill that has leaked from the sunken ferry, polluting valuable mangroves, fishing grounds and popular beach resorts. ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    US and Philippines reach deal on larger US military presence

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 04:30pm by Associated Press

    ... and its underfunded military has increasingly turned to external threats as territorial spats with China in the potentially oil- and gas-rich South China Sea heated up in recent years. ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila to defy Beijing and pursue challenge at UN over South China Sea

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:34pm by AFP

    ... said. China claims most of the strategically important body of water as well as islets and reefs which border major sea lanes and are reputed to sit on vast oil and gas reserves. The Philippines ...




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