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What Went Before: MV Princess of the Stars

MV Princess of the Stars FILE PHOTO

In a July 2 ruling, the Supreme Court absolved the owner of Sulpicio Lines of criminal liability in connection with the 2008 sinking of MV Princess of the Stars off Romblon province, which resulted in the death of about 800 passengers and crew.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Victims’ kin question SC ruling on Sulpicio Lines


The families of some victims in the sinking of the MV Princess of the Stars on Monday asked the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision absolving the vessel’s owner of criminal liability in the 2008 tragedy that claimed more than 800 lives.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Explosion on tanker off Japan coast – coastguard

Japan Tanker Explosion

Japan’s coastguard was rushing Thursday to deal with an explosion and subsequent fire aboard a tanker off the country’s coast, officials and the prime minister said.

Posted: May 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US locates missing British yacht in Atlantic, but no crew

In this photo provided by the United States Navy, the overturned hull of the Cheeki Rafiki is shown approximately 1,000 miles east of Cape Cod, Mass., Friday, May 23, 2014. Although the warship located the overturned hull of the British yacht that went missing last week in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, officials said the search for any survivors will conclude on Friday evening. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)

A US Navy warship helicopter has spotted a missing yacht in the Atlantic but found no trace of its four-man British crew now feared dead, American officials said Friday.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

No sympathy from North Korea over ferry disaster

The body of a passenger aboard the Sewol ferry which sank in the water off the southern coast, is carried by rescue workers upon its arrival at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

South Korea’s devastating ferry disaster has elicited messages of sympathy, condolence and support from around the world, with one glaring, though not wholly unexpected, exception.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »