Cecille Suerte Felipe – The Philippine Star
July 31, 2023 | 12:00am
Divers from the Philippine Coast Guard conduct search and rescue operations at the site of the capsized bangka at Barangay Kalinawan in Binangonan, Rizal on Friday. The PCG account 40 survivors and 26 passengers perished after the incident on Thursday afternoon. The boat allegedly is overloaded with a maximum capacity of 40 and only 22 were signed in the boat’s manifest on July 28, 2023.
STAR / Miguel De Guzman
MANILA, Philippines — The Senate is preparing to investigate the deaths of 27 passengers who drowned on July 27 after their boat capsized in