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Mass, flowers for dead in 2013 ship collision

A priest celebrates Mass aboard a boat during the commemoration of the first anniversary of the Aug. 16, 2013 collision of two ships that killed 116 people. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Mass was celebrated aboard a boat on the site where at least 116 people died when the vessel MV St. Thomas Aquinas, of the transport firm 2Go, collided with a cargo ship on August 16 last year.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Town, fishermen demand P132M for damage from 2013 oil spill

Philippine Navy 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 FILE PHOTO

The Cordova municipal government and a group of fishermen are seeking about P132 million in damage payment from the owners of two vessels that last year collided and leaked oil, polluting the town’s marine environment.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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 »