Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 50-year-old man was found dead in his Centereach home that had caught fire on Wednesday, Suffolk County police said.Neighbors called 911 when they heard an explosion and saw flames coming from a house on Minerva Lane, where Centereach Fire Department firefighters found Timothy Oskey unresponsive, lying on the floor of the basement at 2:40 p.m., police said.Oskey was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.The Ronkonkoma, Farmingville and Selden Fire Departments also responded to help extinguish the flames.Homicide Section and Arson Section detectives are continuing the investigation but do not suspect foul play.
In a statement, AC Energy said close to 200 volunteers have signed up to aid in the cleanup operations of the affected coastal areas. Commander Joe Luviz Mercurio, PCG-Iloilo chief, will serve as complainant. * environmental damage and other reasonable measures of restoration Aside from the PCG, Mayor Jerry Treñas also ordered the City Legal Office to study what possible charges to file against AC Energy. * expenses incurred in cleanup operations at sea or on shore The mayor said AC Energy may also have civil and administrative liabilities under the Clean Water Act of 2004 (RA 9275). “Clearly, merong na introduce sa dagat na nakapag-cause ng harmful effects,” says Johonsan Fabilane, deputy commander of the Philippine Coast Guard Legal Service. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * pure economic loss or loss of earnings sustained by people, even if the property tainted or spoiled by the slick does not belong to them Johonsan Fabilane, deputy commander of PCG Legal Service, said they have wrapped up probing the oil spill yesterday. ILOILO City – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is set to file a string of charges against Ayala-owned AC Energy Corp. for an oil spill in the aftermath of the explosion at Power Barge 102 on July 3. PCG’s next move, according Fabilane, would be the filing of charges against the company before the Iloilo City Prosecutors Office. He said: “Pictures of the body of waters in Iloilo and Guimaras clearly showed the extent of the oil spill.” “Clearly, merong na introduce sa dagat na nakapag-cause ng harmful effects and nakapag dulot ng disruption sa mga kabuhayan ng mga mangingisda sa mga coastal areas,” said Fabilane. A conviction for this offense carries a possible imprisonment of 12 years, administrative fine of 300,000 to 500,000 and additional fine of 15,000 pesos per day from the start of the incident up to the end of the case. * damage to human health or loss of life as a direct result of the incident * costs incurred for preventive measures and further loss or damage caused by such preventive measures Under the law, owners of vessels that “cause pollution damage or create a grave and imminent threat of causing such damage,” are liable for: The Oil Pollution Compensation Law of 2007 (RA 9483) imposes strict liability for oil pollution damage and guarantees adequate reparation for adversely affected populations, especially those that depend on fishing and seashell harvesting. There is no need for more evidence to file a case, the PCG official stressed. One possible complaint could be criminal negligence under Section 107 of Republic Act (RA) 8550 as amended by RA 10654 or an Act Providing for the Development, Management And Conservation of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. * consequential loss or loss of earnings suffered by owners or users of property contaminated or damaged as a direct result of the spill Fishermen were employed to assist in the oil recovery, while community workers continued the cleanup work along the shores./PN