Murder by ship

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The families and friends of those who died in the sinking of Sulpicio Lines’ Princess of the Stars are understandably outraged at the shipping company. But they should be even more incensed at the corruption, inefficiency, and plain indifference of this country’s officials.

Sulpicio Lines is the same company that brought you the worst maritime peacetime disaster ever in the Philippines and the world, the MV Dona Paz collision, which killed some 4,000 people.

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