Yesterday, the Philippine Coast Guard washed their hands from the MV Princess of the Stars sinking incident. Saying that for typhoon signal #1, it's the owner's and ship captain's prerogative to sail.
Ok, I accept this but don't they have weather reports and everything? Did the weather report say that the storm will hit their route? Did they not see this coming? Did they think that their ship is strong enough to withstand strong winds and waves? Did the storm suddenly change course?
It's just so frustrating that a tragedy such as this could have been avoidable. I really can't understand it. No wonder the vice-admiral got a tongue-lashing from the president.
And these people! How can they travel knowing that the rains are hard and there's a storm? Did they not see that the rains are coming down hard? I get nervous just seeing rain while on a boat. I'd rather just wait for a storm to pass before I travel.
So far as of Inquirer's breaking news as of 10AM this morning, 32 survivors have been found but 700 are still missing. Also, 5 have been confirmed dead. I still hope that they still can find the others. A group was found in a coastal town along Quezon.