Police identified the fatalities as 50-year old Alfredo Aguirre, his 11-year old son, Joshua, and Joshua’s friends Jubilyn Rubiales, 16 and her sister Judith Rubiales, all residents of Barangay Malaya in this locality, some 75 kilometers east of Metro Manila.
The authorities said that the incident took place around 7 am when all the victims drowned.
Police said that three other persons on board the boat that capsized were able to swim their way to safety. Except for Alfredo’s eldest daughter, Jessica, names of others who managed to swim to safety were not immediately known.
Probers said that the victims were about to go fishing when strong waves at the Laguna de Bay caused their boat to capsize. – PNA