Duterte to visit Guimaras; condole with kin of those who died in capsized boats

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 03:26 PM August 06, 2019
Probe of Iloilo sea mishap starts

SEA RESCUE Rescuers and volunteers check the wreckage of one of the three boats that capsized on Saturday in the waters between Iloilo and Guimaras provinces. At least 28 passengers and crewmen died in the accidents. —PHOTO COURTESY OF PHILIPPINE RED CROSS VIA AP

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Guimaras province on Wednesday to condole with the families of those who died after three motorboats capsized in waters between Iloilo and Guimaras provinces.

“I saw there’s a Guimaras in the schedule.  I just don’t know the time,” presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo in a Palace briefing on Tuesday.


READ: Death toll in capsized motorboats rises to 28

Malacañang earlier called for “more prudence and caution” in sea travel after three motorized boats capsized off Iloilo and Guimaras provinces over the weekend, killing at least 28 people.



READ: Palace: Prudence needed in sea travel in wake of Iloilo, Guimaras tragedy

The motorboats Chi-Chi and Jenny Vince sunk after powerful waves battered the boats on Saturday.   /muf

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