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Mining bureau regional exec seeks end to ‘floating’ status

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While he does nothing, Roger De Dios technically remains director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in the Caraga region, reporting to the office every day and drawing his salary every month since he was relieved over a year ago.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Sea search for ferry sinking victims ends

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THE MV Maharlika 4 takes part in operations to rescue passengers of its sister ferry, MV Maharlika 2. 
PHOTO COURTESY OF JUN CLERIGO

Relatives of victims and survivors of the sinking of a government-owned ferry are protesting what they said was the incompetence with which authorities handled the disaster, which killed at least eight passengers.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

2 glaring violations of gov’t-owned ferry noted

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Two glaring violations of Maharlika 2 pertain to the huge discrepancies in its official passenger manifest, as well as the failure of its shipmaster to submit an incident report.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sunken ferry jointly owned by DOTC, DPWH

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SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
A Philippine Air Force helicopter lands at Lipata Port after surveyingthe area off Surigao-Leyte channel where MV Maharlika 2 capsized.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY JUN CLERIGO
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A sister ferry of the ill-fated MV Maharlika 2 has been barred from sailing, raising questions about the seaworthiness of the government-operated fleet.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Maharlika 2 ferry was ‘old,’ ‘rusty’ – survivor, PPA exec

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MV Maharlika 4, sister ship of the ill-fated ferry, arrived after a rescue mission that saved 29 passengers. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY JUN CLERIGO

Old, rusty and creaky. This was how survivors of the roll-on, roll-off MV Maharlika 2 described the ill-fated interisland ferry, which sank on Saturday night due to engine trouble and bad weather off San Ricardo in Southern Leyte.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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