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2 glaring violations of gov’t-owned ferry noted


Two glaring violations of Maharlika 2 pertain to the huge discrepancies in its official passenger manifest, as well as the failure of its shipmaster to submit an incident report.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Death toll in ferry sinking climbs to 8

In this Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 photo released by the Philippine National Red Cross Surigao Del Norte Chapter, a survivor from the ferry M/V Maharlika II that sank after encountering steering problems, is pushed on a wheelchair after arriving at the Lipata Port Terminal in Surigao city, central Philippines. AP

The official death toll in Saturday’s sinking of the MV Maharlika 2 off the Surigao-Leyte channel climbed to eight as of 3:30 p.m. Monday after five more bodies were recovered by search-and-rescue teams.

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

12 crewmen hurt as big waves sink ship in Manila

‘LUIS’ DID THIS  Typhoon “Luis” hit the northern portion of the country, but its powerful winds whipped places as far south as Manila, roiling Manila Bay and capsizing MV Super Shuttle Ro-Ro 7 from its moorings on Sunday night. Twelve crew members of the vessel were hurt.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The strong winds and big waves brought by Typhoon “Luis” on Sunday night battered the MV Super Shuttle Ro-Ro 7 anchored outside the Manila Bay breakwater, forcing its 15 crew members to abandon the cargo vessel.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

What Went Before: MV Princess of the Stars

MV Princess of the Stars FILE PHOTO

In a July 2 ruling, the Supreme Court absolved the owner of Sulpicio Lines of criminal liability in connection with the 2008 sinking of MV Princess of the Stars off Romblon province, which resulted in the death of about 800 passengers and crew.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Victims’ kin question SC ruling on Sulpicio Lines


The families of some victims in the sinking of the MV Princess of the Stars on Monday asked the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision absolving the vessel’s owner of criminal liability in the 2008 tragedy that claimed more than 800 lives.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »