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.
By Marlon Ramos
The death toll from typhoon “Pablo” (international name” Bopha) that struck several provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao last week has climbed to 647 as rescue workers continued to search for 780 individuals who remained missing as of Monday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.
By Florence Baesa
Mayor Ernesto Reyes has ordered a halt to the retrieval operations in a village here, where 18 persons were believed to have been buried by an earthquake-triggered landslide nearly two weeks ago.