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Greenpeace statement on the Guimaras oil spill incident

Press release | August 15, 2006 at 8:00

The Philippine government must hold Petron and its partners accountable for damages to marine and coastal ecosystems and for their rehabilitation. The scale of this oil spill may turn to be even larger than the Semirara oil spill last year and...

Petron oil spill affected 40,000 people says Governor

Press release | August 21, 2006 at 8:00

The crew from Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza and marine experts from the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) today set up booms at the most critical areas in Taklong marine reserve, which is highly threatened by the oil spill. The booms,...

Greenpeace ship to assist Philippine Coast Guard to tackle oil spill

Press release | August 18, 2006 at 8:00

Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza will sail towards Guimaras Strait this evening to join the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) fleet working to contain and clean-up the Philippines largest ever oil spill in Philippine history.

Philippines spill witnessed first hand

Feature story | August 22, 2006 at 6:00

It took Rodolfo Galuna only 15 days to build the small wooden boat he named "Rona". But now the 52-year-old fisherman has no use for it. Black, stinking oil sludge covers the boat’s hull, has crept into Galuna's back yard and quietly destroyed...

Philippines oil spill

Feature story | August 19, 2006 at 6:00

Today, Joaquin Nava, the Governor of the Philippine island hardest hit by a 350,000 litre oil spill, issued a desperate plea for help: "We can only watch in horror how an oil spill can undo in a few days our initiatives which have taken...

Greenpeace, scientists witness devastation at oil spill ground zero

Press release | August 20, 2006 at 8:00

Scientists and environmental activists onboard Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza today arrived at the Petron oil spill ground zero to help document the devastating environmental impact of the oil slick in the Guimaras Strait of the central Philippines.

Philippines - seen and heard

Feature story | September 3, 2006 at 6:00

During the Esperanza's tour of the Philippines our crew bore witness to shocking environmental tragedy. But we were also impressed by the resolve of people here to protect their marine resources for the benefit of future generations, and we were...

Greenpeace returns barrel of bunker oil from Guimaras back to Petron

Press release | October 11, 2006 at 8:00

Greenpeace surprised Petron corporation this morning by delivering a container drum of spilt bunker fuel gathered from the shores of Guimaras to the doorsteps of the company’s headquarters in Makati City. The move, Greenpeace says, is meant to...

Greenpeace launches online petition, continues to call on Petron to stop the oil spill

Press release | October 16, 2006 at 14:43

Greenpeace today called on concerned citizens to join their online “Petron, stop the spill now!” petition to step up the pressure on Petron for the oil company to immediately take steps to retrieve their continuously spilling bunker fuel from...

Mangrove roots and new shoots coated with

Image | August 21, 2006 at 7:00

Mangrove roots and new shoots coated with oil.

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