Guimaras Oil Spill
Guimaras is also home for the sweetest Mangoes in the world. And just now my brother told me that his friend's family do have a Mango farm there, and that just last week he promised to bring him Mangoes. Duh.
Topping the tourism chart in the country and Asia.
Unfortunately, Solar I, a tanker commissioned by Petron to transport 2 million liters of oil sank somewhere in Guimaras Straight.
The oil spill as of now affected 200 kilometers of shoreline, stretching 500+ kilometers of flow, damaging more than 1000 hectares of mangroves, seaweed plantations, coral reefs, marine reserves and rich fishing grounds. The area is known to be home to the dugong and at least 2 of the 5 turtles found in the Philippines. This incident endangered the life and livelihood of over 10,000 people in the island.
I sincerely think that Petron officials responsible for all of this should be imprisoned for life and for death. This is hundreds of years of suffering, some damages can never be revived and it will permanently effect a great deal of impact to the area's ecosystem.