A claims caravan for victims of the recent oil spill in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines will be set up on March 27. The Calapan City claims caravan will be the first to be opened in various affected areas within the province.
Residents and fishermen affected by the Mindoro oil spill are eligible for compensation, provided they have the necessary evidence to prove the disaster’s impact on their livelihood.
Insurance lawyer Valeriano del Rosario of Vera Law, who is speaking on behalf of the owners of the sunk MT Princess Empress, said that claims will only be assessed if sufficient information has been provided by the claimants. Affected citizens looking to apply for compensation can secure the necessary forms from the claims office.
According to a report from the Philippine Daily Inquirer, del Rosario said that “appropriate evidence” is needed when presenting a claim from either of the four categories which will be coming from individuals, corporations, and local governments:
In an earlier report, an official from the country said that the sunk tanker, which carried and spilled 800,000 litres of industrial oil, was insured for $1 billion.
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