Petron apologizes to Cavite town residents for oil spill

Posted at Aug 13 2013 02:10 PM | Updated as of Aug 13 2013 10:10 PM

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MANILA -- The local government of Rosario, Cavite has issued a cease and desist order for Petron's oil depot in the area following last week's oil spill.

Rosario Mayor Jose Ricafrente said the closure order includes all pipelines of Petron and is not limited to the damaged pipeline.

Petron, meanwhile, apologized to the residents and promised to provide assistance to those who were affected by the spill.

Petron has already taken full responsibility for the spill which has spread to nearby municipalities.

ANC Dateline Philippines, August 13, 2013