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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 »