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(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: Leila B. Salaverria
THE PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD is racing to control a spill of over 162,000 liters of oil that seeped out of a National Power Corp. barge that ran aground along with a Napocor tanker in Semirara, Antique, on Dec. 19 last year.
With some 2,480 sacks of oil-contaminated debris already collected in a three-week period, PCG commandant Vice Admiral Arthur Gosingan directed Coast Guard personnel to intensify the cleanup operations.
He also instructed local PCG officials to hold daily assessment meetings and closely monitor …