Insurance lawyer announces claims caravan for oil spill victims in Philippines

Claims offices will be set up in Calapan City, Mindoro on March 27

Insurance lawyer announces claims caravan for oil spill victims in Philippines


By Kenneth Araullo

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.

Four categories for claimants

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:

  • Category one – cleanup cost and preventive measures
  • Category two – economic loss of those in fisheries and mariculture
  • Category three – economic loss for those in the tourism sector and related business
  • Category four – property damage

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.

What are your thoughts on this story? Please feel free to share your comments below.

Related Stories

Keep up with the latest news and events

Join our mailing list, it’s free!