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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 »

Mar Roxas ‘pogi’ points in NPA captives’ release turn off ally

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THE FOUR captive policemen in rebel territory shortly before they were released in Agusan del Norte. FRANKLIN CALIGUID/INQUIRER MINDANAO

While he did score “pogi” points for the release of four policemen captured by communist guerrillas here, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas may have lost a local ally in the process.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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