UP Visayas donates equipment for the oil spill mitigation in Antique

By PTV News GC

University of the Philippines-Visayas campus (Photo courtesy of UP Visayas)

The University of the Philippines Visayas alumni sent donations to the municipality of Caluya in Antique for its oil spill response.

Some 1,500 empty sacks for oil spill booms, gloves, face masks, face shields, and boots donated by UP Alumni Association-Iloilo member Tina Hautea Sison, Bluechips Batch 90, Ellen Divinagracia and family, and iAmUPHi were sent to the affected municipality on March 14.

In addition, the UP Visayas created a task force led by oil spill expert Dr. Resurreccion Sadaba to respond to the oil spill in the Tablas Strait that reached Caluya Island in Antique.

The oil spill from thesunken oil tanker MT Princess Empress reached the waters of Caluya on March 4. – Katrina Gracia Consebido/cf

Source: https://ptvnews.ph/pcg-confirms-presence-of-oil-spill-in-antique1/