Friday, 19 June 2015

Over 400 Victims Still Missing in Tragedy of MV Princess of the Stars

Seven years after the tragedy, relatives of those who perished in the sinking of the MV Princess of the Stars cling to hope that justice will still be served. Families of the victims and survivors shed tears as they marked the seventh anniversary of the maritime tragedy yesterday. Father Robert Reyes led the viewing of 133 skeletal remains which have been kept inside wooden boxes at the main office of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) which is headed by Chief Public Attorney Persida V. Rueda Acosta.

A memorial ceremony of the seventh anniversary of the tragedy in Quezon City, the Philippines was held on June 18, 2015. Relatives looked at skeletal remains of unidentified victims of the capsized MV Princess of the Stars during the ceremony. The Philippine Public Attorney's Office (PAO) said that from over 850 passengers of the submerged MV Princess of the Stars, only 300 of the retrieved bodies were identified, while more than 400 victims are still missing seven years after the mishap

Fr. Reyes gave spiritual encouragement to the victims’ kin by saying that, “God will give you justice!”

The commemoration of the seventh anniversary of the tragedy was scheduled to be held on June 21. However, the group opted to hold it yesterday.

On June 21, a simple prayer will be offered by families of the victims from Cebu.

Friday 19 June 2015


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