The M/V Princess of the Stars Disaster
The sinking of M/V Princess of the Stars was Sulpicio Lines’ fourth maritime disaster. To keep up with its reputation, the Chinese owner will rename the company soon, and call it Soulpicio Lines.
The pilot episode of Harapan, ABS-CBN’s new late-night show hosted by Korina Sanchez and Ted Failon asked the question: “Sino ang dapat sisihin sa paglubog ng M/V Princess of the Stars?” Sulpicio Lines claimed the Coast Guard allowed it to sail. The Coast Guard said PAGASA’s forecast wasn’t accurate. Ted and Korina believe Winston Garcia and the GSIS were to blame.
Top 5 “If Sulpicio Lines were Meralco” Statements
5: It would defy any Coast Guard order to postpone its trip.
4: It wouldn’t compensate surviving relatives of the victims unless the Supreme Court rules otherwise.
3: It would release a series of prints ads explaining that sea tragedies also happen in Cebu, Davao and other areas where commercial sea vessels operate.
2: It would use its radio and TV stations to criticize the typhoon.
And the No. 1 “If Sulpicio Lines were Meralco” statement…
1: Judy Ann Santos would be on television right now comparing a ship sailing in stormy seas to a melting block of ice.