Vilma Maligro was teary-eyed as she claimed the remains of her 78-year-old mother Agatona Lafuente that was identified through DNA testing. Maligro, a native of Bayogan, Agusan del Sur, said while she was relieved that she found her mother she could only mourn her death and the deaths of her husband Hilario and son, Mark [...]
By Michelle Joy L. Padayhag
THE Philippine Coast Guard has sent a demand letter to 2Go Travel for the immediate salvaging of the ill-fated MV St. Thomas Aquinas which sank at Lauis Ledge, off the coast of Talisay City after colliding with a freighter last Aug. 16.
By Jose Santino S. Bunachita
, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag
White balloons and butterflies were released by relatives of the missing passengers of the ill-fated MV St Thomas Aquinas as the remains of the 46 unidentified casualties of the Aug. 16 sea tragedy were laid to rest yesterday at the Carreta Public Cemetery in Cebu City. A total of 733 survived the collision between the [...]
RELATIVES of the passengers of the MV St. Thomas Aquinas who are still unaccounted for renewed their appeal to the authorities to continue searching for their missing kin. The coast guard on Tuesday approved the termination of the undersea search, but said a recovery team will be on standby. “We also need to be sensitive [...]
ABOUT 45 unclaimed bodies of victims of the sunken MV St. Thomas Aquinas will be laid to rest tomorrow morning in an apartment type niche at the Carreta Cemetery. Bong Ebo of the Cosmopolitan Funeral Homes said the remains will be buried across the burial site of the unclaimed victims of the sinking of Sulpicio [...]
SIPHONING operations on the sunken MV St. Thomas Aquinas was cancelled on Sunday due to big waves brought about by the southwest monsoon. Noel Kimmayong of the Malayan Towage and Nippon Salvage Co. said they had to pull out the barge from the waters off Lauis Ledge due to the waves. The salvage firm was [...]
By Carmel Loise Matus
Siphoning operations on the sunken MV St. Thomas Aquinas was cancelled on Sunday due to big waves brought about by the southwest monsoon.
By Ramon Tulfo
It’s reassuring to know that President Noy is in the thick of the fighting in Zamboanga City overseeing military operations against members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) who have invaded parts of the city.
THE remaining 45 bodies of passengers that were recovered from the sunken M/V St. Thomas Aquinas will be buried in Carreta Cemetery, Cebu City on Sept. 25.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
Divers over the weekend recovered another body from the sunken wreck of the MV St. Thomas Aquinas, bringing to 116 the death toll in the Aug. 16 collision between the passenger ship and the cargo vessel Sulpicio Express Siete off Talisay City in Cebu.
SIPHONING of oil reserves from the sunken MV St. Thomas Aquinas is expected to be completed today or tomorrow. As of yesterday, the joint diving team of the Malayan Towage and Salvage Corp. (MTSC) and the Nippon Salvage, siphoned six of the 11 oil tanks in the ship or a total of 2,000 liters of [...]
By Jose Santino S. Bunachita
Families of those who died in the August 16 sinking of the MV St. Thomas Aquinas won’t have to wait too long for the insurance proceeds from the management of 2GO Travel.
THE provincial government proposed to build a high-rise condominium building to house the occupants of the province’s Cebu City-owned lots covered by its Ordinance 93-1.