The Guimaras Provincial Prosecutor's Office has thrown out a criminal complaint by the mayor of Guimaras province?s Nueva Valencia town against Petron Corp. and the owner of the tanker Solar I, whose sinking caused the worst oil spill in the country's history. In a 17-page resolution dated March 2, Provincial Prosecutor Luzermindo Calmorin dismissed the complaint "for lack of probable cause."
This is very disappointing. We should be up in arms over this. Guimaras island is the #1 producer/exporter of mangoes in the Philippines and more should be done to protect its citizens and environment.