News Release

From the Presidential Spokesperson – On Mercraft 3

We are saddened by the unfortunate incident involving Mercraft 3, which capsized between Dinahican, Quezon and Polilio Island.

Our coast guard had immediately conducted search and rescue operations for the crew and passengers of the ferry following the tragedy.

Investigations have started to determine what caused this sea mishap even as we call on our transport officials to exercise due diligence in the performance of their duties especially with the expected huge influx of travellers to the provinces this holiday season.