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13 leaks found on epic pipeline in Makati alone M E T R O F I L E 10/26/2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

13 leaks found on epic pipeline in Makati alone

M E T R O F I L E

10/26/2011
Other than the leak at the West Tower basement in Bangkal, Makati, 12 other leakages have been discovered in Makati alone along the 117- kilometer pipeline of the Lopez-owned First Philippine Industrial Corp. (FPIC), said the lawyer of the victims of the petroleum leakage. Lawyer Lorna Kapunan said the information on the leaks was contained in a document sourced from the FPIC, photocopies of which she distributed to reporters, at a Quezon City forum also attended by Environment officials. At the same forum, Kapunan said the Lopez scion herself, Gina Lopez, admitted that the petroleum leak at the West Tower condominium was indeed an environmental disaster. She made the admission prior to the launching of the 10 million signature drive to stop mining in Palawan, Kapunan said. The Lopez group lied when it claimed that the FPIC pipeline was new when it entered into a 25-year contract with Shell and Chevron UK in 1992 to transport oil products from Bantangas to Pandacan, Manila, the lawyer added. Contrary to the Lopezes’ claim, Kapunan said in Makati alone, there are 13 areas found to have leaked and plugged, including Bangkal. FPIC’s corroded and aging pipeline is like a calamity that could explode anytime that could harm the people and destroy the environment from Batangas to Manila:.... MORE
SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20111026met7.html

1 comment

Jesusa Bernardo said...

an environmental disaster the lopezes should be made accountable for!

"FPIC’s corroded and aging pipeline is like a calamity that could explode anytime that could harm the people and destroy the environment from Batangas to Manila: San Jose, Lipa City, Malvar, Tanauan and Sto. Tomas in Batangas; Calamba, Cabuyao, Sta. Rosa, Biñan and San Pedro in Laguna; and Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasay, Makati and Manila in Metro Manila."

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