It’s been more than 2 weeks now since the Guimaras oil spill incident and it seems help is very slow down there.
My mom called me up the other day and gave me updates about the incident. A lot of people have been affected. A lot of our relatives (from my mom’s side) are living along the coastline of Nueva Valencia either fishing, trawling or managing beach resorts.
The picture above was taken last February when I visited Alubihod beach, the northern part of Nueva Valencia.
I was told the because the wind was blowing eastward, some of the beaches weren’t affected yet. Still, there’s a huge posibility that the oil slick could spread even wider with the tide until that tanker is removed from 600 meters down.
We live in the Poblacion so my parents were’nt affected much though my mom told me they were collecting empty water bottles to fill them up with potable drinking water and deliver them to affected areas. Most of the people living along the coastline rely on deepwells so there’s a danger that they could also be contaminated.