Energy dep’t moves to contain oil spill in Mindoro


The Department of Energy (DOE) has vowed to move swiftly to contain the oil spill within the vicinity of the DMCI Power Plant in Brgy. Sta. Isabel, Calapan City happened on Nov. 6.

“The DOE is primarily concerned with the safety of the people in the vicinity,” Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said in a statement.

The Secretary also directed his department to coordinate with concerned government agencies such as the Environment department and also the industry players for regular updates on the containment activities, and information on the cause of the oil spill.

The DOE is also working on to secure the oil and power supply requirements to protect the welfare of consumers in the area affected by the oil spill.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) is tasked to look into possible violations of environmental standards.