AirAsia plane search, Seniang death toll, Bilibid probe | The wRap
Today on Rappler.
- The story of two families --15 people in all -- who missed that fatal AirAsia flight.
- Tropical storm Seniang death toll rises with at least 53 dead.
- The Philippine justice department orders the demolition of VIP jail cells.
AT LEAST 7 BODIES RECOVERED FROM AIRASIA HUNT
On day four of the search for the AirAsia plane flying from Surabaya to Singapore. Seven bodies are recovered including a woman in crew uniform. Stormy weather on Wednesday stops the massive search for passengers and the plane’s black boxes. AirAsia flight QZ8501 crashed into the Java Sea southwest of the island of Borneo early Sunday. Filipino Alejandro Santiago, whose Indonesian wife and child were onboard, says he was supposed to meet them in Singapore. CNN reports 15 people did not make it to the flight. Passenger Inge Goreti’s father was diagnosed with hepatitis, prompting her to cancel the family’s vacation, which included her husband and 3 children. Christianawati’s family -- all 10 of them -- missed their flight because her brother forgot to check messages informing them their flight was leaving two hours early.
KOREAN HEIRESS ARRESTED FOR ’NUT RAGE’
Korean Air heiress Cho Hyun-Ah is arrested Tuesday. Cho sparked major uproar for verbally abusing the airline’s steward and kicking him out of a flight after throwing a fit over being served macadamia nuts in a bag instead of a bowl. Cho was charged with violation of the aviation safety law, coercion and interference in the execution of duty. Korean TV footage showed Cho being taken to prison... with her head bowed low while saying "I'm sorry.”
SENIANG DEATH TOLL RISES
The death toll from Tropical Storm Seniang – international name Jangmi – rises to 53. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says at least 8 people are missing, 26 are injured, affecting over 50,000 families. Relief operations are ongoing in hard-hit town Loboc in Bohol, while rescue and retrieval operations are ongoing in Catbalogan, Samar, among others. As of 5pm, Seniang weakens into a tropical depression while passing through the Sulu Sea. The center is estimated to be 290 kilometers south southwest of Cuyo, Palawan. Storm signal number 1 is still raised over Southern Palawan and storm warning signals elsewhere have been lifted. Seniang is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Friday afternoon.
DOJ TO BILIBID: DISMANTLE VIP JAIL CELLS IN 2 WEEKS
Justice Secretary Leila De Lima tells Bilibid prison officials: dismantle all special jail cells in two weeks. Authorities have conducted at least three raids into the prison exposing the luxurious lifestyles of at least 20 inmates. Police found over P1 million in cash, illegal drugs, firearms and even a state of the art recording studio inside the premises.
WOLF OF WALL STREET, FROZEN TOP 2014 LIST OF MOST PIRATED FILMS
Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street and Disney's animated fantasy hit Frozen top the list of the most pirated films of 2014. Piracy tracker firm Excipio says The Wolf of Wall Street was illegally downloaded more than 30 million times while Frozen was pirated more than 29.9 million times. In third place was RoboCop, with a little less than 29.9 million illegal downloads. Other popular pirated films include the space drama Gravity, several superhero adventures like Thor and Captain America, and this year's best-film Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave.
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