Twenty two survivors, mostly teachers were rescued in a passenger pump boat that capsized in the town of Bacacay in Albay late Friday afternoon of March 8, 2013. Four people died in the accident.
The four fatalities were identified as Jeffrey Osorio,a census enumerator of NSO, Emerlita Barrameda,a teacher, Diego Crisol, the boat captain and a minor Liza Espenisin. All residents of Bacacay.
Report said, just one kilometer off the coast of Poblacion, Bacacay, an engine failure suddenly occurred, causing panic among passengers.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development extends support to the victims of the capsized boat by conducting critical incidence stress debriefing (CISD). They also provided financial assistance as well as food packs to the bereaved families.
Survivors rescued, mostly teachers experienced trauma caused by last Friday’s accident. The DSWD will coordinate with the Department of Education for the conduct of critical incidence stress debriefing (CISD) to the said teachers.