Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Efforts For Oil Spill Crisis A Success - AC Energy Philippines


ILOILO CITY, PHILIPPINES - Multiple accomplishments were reported by the multi-sectoral task force in charge of the clean-up and the mitigation of its effects of the oil spill incident in Iloilo City which happened on July 3, 2020.

According to AC Energy Philippines, the group, composed of the various barangays and the Government of Iloilo City, the Philippine Coast Guard, AECOM Philippines, and the cleanup contractor Harbor Star Shipping Services Inc., was able to not only develop a set of parameters for the reintegration of the community, but also execute them which assisted the last 41 remaining households (308 families) to be able to pass the reintegration parameters and be sent back home safely

Below is the breakdown and the schedules of confirmed returned:

1. Mansaya - 70 Families (July 15, 2020)

2. Obrero Zone 2 - 102 Families (July 16, 2020)

3. Obrero Zone 3 - 95 Families (July 17, 2020)

4. Obrero Zone 3 - 41 Families (July 18, 2020)


Relief efforts were also conducted by AC Energy Philippines with the various barangays of Iloilo City. Around 2,350 food packs were distributed to the affected communities of Loboc, Mansaya, and Obrero

In a meeting on July 18, 2020, environmental management plans for Guimaras were also presented by Gab Meija and AECOM Philippines to the representatives of the Guimaras government headed by Gov. Samuel T. Gumarin MD, MPH, Vice Gov. Atty. John Edward G. Gando, Congresswoman Ma. Lucille Nava, Former Congressman JC Rahman Nava, and Mayor Ruben Corpuz from the Municipality of Jordan

Furthermore, AC Energy Philippines, together with AECOM, was also able to present the Shoreline Clean-up and Assessment Technique (SCAT), an international-based method and criteria for surveying and documenting spill impacts on shorelines, effectiveness of cleanup activities, the conduct of post-cleanup inspections and evaluations, and the rehab of fisheries and mangrove areas

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