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Kin of victims claim remains three months after collision

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 [...]

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Coast guard orders 2Go to salvage Aquinas


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.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Unknown casualties buried

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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 [...]

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Appeal to Coast Guard: Keep on searching

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 [...]

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Mass burial for sinking victims tomorrow

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 [...]

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Big waves delay oil siphoning off Lauis Ledge

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 [...]

Posted: September 23rd, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Oil siphoning from sunken Thomas Aquinas ship suspended due to big waves


Siphoning operations on the sunken MV St. Thomas Aquinas was cancelled on Sunday due to big waves brought about by the southwest monsoon.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino’s presence in Zamboanga reassuring


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.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »


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.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Death toll in Cebu ferry collision reaches 116

Philippine Navy and Philippine Coast Guard divers retrieve a body from the waters off the coast of Talisay city, Cebu province, in central Philippines Saturday Aug. 17, 2013, a day after a passenger ferry MV Thomas of Aquinas collided with a cargo ship Sulpicio Express Siete. AP

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.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Oil spill to be cleared this week

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 [...]

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Aquinas victims to get insurance in 2 months


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.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »


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.

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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