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Bodies of ferry sinking victims taken to Cebu

Jul 05, 2015 - 2:32 PM

Survivors and bodies of victims of the ill fated MB Kim Nirvana B are brought to Cebu a day after a memorial service in Ormoc City

LIST: Casualties in the Ormoc sea tragedy

Jul 04, 2015 - 5:08 PM

UPDATED The wooden hulled Kim Nirvana capsized off the coast of Leyte on July 2 at least 61 casualties

ORMOC TRAGEDY. Rescuers try to find survivors at the site of the capsized motor boat Kim Nirvana n Ormoc, Leyte. Rappler photo

Ormoc sea tragedy casualties mostly Cebuanos

Jul 03, 2015 - 11:00 PM

UPDATED Forty five of the 61 confirmed dead were from Pilar Tudela and San Francisco towns that form part of the Camotes Island Group

RETRIEVAL OPS. Members of the Philippine Coast Guard retrieve more bodies off the port of Ormoc City on July 3, 2015, a day after a ferry capsized. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Ormoc boat passenger: 'I should've listened to my wife'

Jul 02, 2015 - 7:38 PM

UPDATED Rescued passengers mourn the fate of their loved ones who remain missing

At least 38 dead as boat capsizes in Ormoc

Jul 02, 2015 - 2:37 PM

7th UPDATE The Philippine Coast Guard says the boat which reportedly carried 173 passengers and 16 crew members was about 200 meters away from the port of Ormoc when it capsized

Passengers of the sunken boat wait to be rescued. Photo from Mylene Lim

Disaster risk reduction in Camotes: The Purok system

Jun 02, 2014 - 4:05 PM

Community preparedeness in Camotes Island is done by tapping into the towns purok system

San Francisco: The island where all survived

May 31, 2014 - 9:46 AM

Rappler visits San Francisco town in the Camotes Islands famed for its zero casualty during Typhoon Yolanda to find out what they re doing right

PUROK SYSTEM. The purok, a government unit smaller than a barangay, was instrumental in the zero casualty count of San Francisco town in the Camotes Islands. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Discovering the beauty of the Camotes Islands by accident

Feb 01, 2014 - 12:00 PM

How post Sinulog plans gone wrong led to the accidental discovery of a hidden island paradise

DISCOVER CAMOTES. A small group of islands in the Visayan sea, the Camotes islands are ripe for discovering.

Tropical storm 'Ofel': Entire Visayas, CARAGA under storm signals

Oct 24, 2012 - 11:30 AM

UPDATED The entire Visayas CARAGA under public storm warning signals as tropical storm Ofel Son Tinh accelerated towards the area Wednesday morning

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 10:30 a.m., 24 October 2012. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

'Ofel': Passengers stranded in 12 Visayas, Mindanao ports

Oct 24, 2012 - 7:44 AM

A total of 1 480 passengers and more than 80 vessels are stranded in several ports in the Visayas and Mindanao as tropical storm Ofel Son Tinh moves closer

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 6:30 a.m., 24 October 2012. Image courtesy of PAGASA.