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IN PHOTOS: A day in MV St Thomas Aquinas

Sep 07, 2013 - 10:55 PM

In the mishap at least 91 people have died

Cebu ferry collision toll now at 91

Aug 29, 2013 - 10:03 AM

46 still missing; 9 survivors remain in hospital

AFTERMATH. Life rafts from the sunken ferry St. Thomas Aquinas float in front of cargo ship Sulpicio Express 7 on August 17, 2013, whose bow was destroyed after a colliding with the ferry the night before off Talisay, Cebu. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

MV Sulpicio Express Siete in wrong lane?

Aug 24, 2013 - 11:11 AM

The captain of another ferry says the cargo ship Sulpicio Express Siete was on the inbound lane which put it in danger of a collision with the Aquinas ferry

AFTERMATH. Life rafts from the sunken ferry St. Thomas Aquinas float in front of cargo ship Sulpicio Express 7 on August 17, 2013, whose bow was destroyed after a colliding with the ferry the night before off Talisay, Cebu. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Philippines opens Cebu ferry disaster probe as toll hits 80

Aug 24, 2013 - 12:30 AM

The captains of M V St Thomas Aquinas and M V Sulpicio Express 7 were summoned by maritime authorities Friday to shed light on the disaster

AFTERMATH. Life rafts from the sunken ferry St. Thomas Aquinas float in front of cargo ship Sulpicio Express 7 on August 17, 2013, whose bow was destroyed after a colliding with the ferry the night before off Talisay, Cebu. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Cebu ferry disaster death toll rises to 75

Aug 22, 2013 - 3:57 PM

Divers pull out more bodies including those of children from the sunken wreck Search for 45 missing from the St Thomas Aquinas ferry continues

AFTERMATH. Life rafts from the sunken ferry St. Thomas Aquinas float in front of cargo ship Sulpicio Express 7 on August 17, 2013, whose bow was destroyed after a colliding with the ferry the night before off Talisay, Cebu. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Cebu ship collision toll rises to 71

Aug 21, 2013 - 10:12 AM

Out of the 71 dead 33 have been identified the National Risk Reduction Management Council said; 49 remain missing as of 7:30 am Wednesday

SEARCH & RETRIEVAL. Operatives of Philippine Navy on board a motorized rubber boat looking out toward waters off Cebu, 18 August 2013. Photo by EPA/ Dennis Sabangan

Death toll from Cebu ferry disaster rises to 64

Aug 20, 2013 - 8:02 PM

Boats searching nearby islands for survivors found only the dead while divers pulled out more bodies from the waters off Cebu

RETRIEVAL. Operations to search for the missing continue

63 now dead in Cebu ferry mishap

Aug 20, 2013 - 1:14 PM

The number of missing is pegged at 57

AFTERMATH. Life rafts from the sunken ferry St. Thomas Aquinas float in front of cargo ship Sulpicio Express 7 on August 17, 2013, whose bow was destroyed after a colliding with the ferry the night before off Talisay, Cebu. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Cebu collision: Captains blame each other

Aug 20, 2013 - 1:41 AM

UPDATED The captains of the two vessels that collided against each other in Cebu are not owning up to their errors

AFTERMATH. Life rafts from the sunken ferry St. Thomas Aquinas float in front of cargo ship Sulpicio Express 7 on August 17, 2013, whose bow was destroyed after a colliding with the ferry the night before off Talisay, Cebu. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Rappler Newscast | August 19, 2013

Aug 19, 2013 - 9:32 PM

2 provinces are put under a state of calamity Death toll in Cebu ferry collision rises 52 President Aquino rejects calls to abolish the pork barrel

Oil spill: Cebu under state of calamity

Aug 19, 2013 - 4:22 PM

The entire province of Cebu is under a state of calamity due to the oil spill coming from the sunken M V St Thomas Aquinas

OIL-COATED MANGROVES. A resident walks through a mangrove area affected by an oil slick near the site of a ferry and freighter collision in Cordoba town near Cebu City, August 18, 2013. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Ferry disaster: Death roll rises to 52

Aug 19, 2013 - 12:16 PM

Divers and patrol boats continue to search for 68 other people still missing after a ferry collided with a cargo ship Friday night

RETRIEVAL. Operations to search for the missing continue

Divers to search sunken ship Monday

Aug 18, 2013 - 4:01 PM

UPDATED An oil slick adds a new dimension to the disaster which now counts 38 people dead; Some Cebu LGUs report seeing oil near their coasts

Missing in Cebu ferry disaster down to 85

Aug 18, 2013 - 10:32 AM

UPDATED The number of missing was cut from 170 after all those involved in the search reconciled their figures and not because of late rescues

Shipping companies in Cebu mishap suspended

Aug 18, 2013 - 8:19 AM

Malacañang on collision: Determine who is at fault

Pope Francis prays for victims of Cebu sea mishap

Aug 17, 2013 - 10:54 PM

In a telegram to Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma the Pope invokes divine strength and comfort upon the grieving families the injured and those involved in the rescue efforts

Search halted for 171 missing in sea mishap

Aug 17, 2013 - 6:41 PM

Stormy weather forces Philippine rescuers to suspend search for 171 people missing after a crowded ferry collided with a cargo ship and quickly sank with 31 others confirmed dead

RETRIEVAL OPERATION. Members of the Philippine Navy during a search and rescue operation in front of a damaged cargo ship after colliding with passenger ferry at the waters off Talisay City, Cebu province, central Philippines, 17 August 2013. Photo by EPA/Dennis Sabangan

Ferry disaster is 5th tragedy for Sulpicio

Aug 17, 2013 - 4:38 PM

The company has a new name now Philippine Span Asia

Photo by EPA/Dennis Sabangan

31 dead in sea mishap; 172 others missing

Aug 17, 2013 - 2:38 PM

5th UPDATE Nearly 600 have been rescued but more than 100 other passengers of Thomas Aquinas and Sulpicio Express 7 are still missing

SEARCH ON. Three-month old Trisia Mae Kumaro is among those rescued from a sea collision in Cebu. Rescuers are still looking for more than 200 missing. Photo by AFP

History of ferry disasters in the Philippines

Aug 17, 2013 - 1:49 PM

The sinking of a ferry following a collision with a cargo ship is the latest of many deadly accidents to have plagued the Philippines sea transport industry

Missing passengers in Cebu ship collision down to 172

Aug 17, 2013 - 9:59 AM

58 babies were among the passengers on board the ferry and it s unclear how many of them survived

SEARCH ON. Rescuers are still looking for more than 100 missing. Photo by EPA/Dennis Sabangan

Better to illuminate than to shine: A valedictory address

Mar 28, 2013 - 7:06 PM

St Thomas Aquinas with his silent demeanor was a living example of humility and beneficence

CHRISTOPHER DACANAY