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Cancer Patient Passenger of Roro Vessel “MV Mercraft 2” Makes Testimony over the Incident

CANCER PATIENT PASSENGER – Jessa Malate claimed that she lost P100K when she jumped off the burning roro vessel in Quezon.

A few days ago, a roro vessel was caught by fire in the province of Quezon. The vessel, the MV Mercraft 2, was from Polillo Island and was carrying more than 120 people when it was caught by fire. It was headed to Real, Quezon.

The passengers of the roro vessel claimed that they heard a loud bang and it was followed by fire that spread fast. Many of them also claimed that there were no survival equipment like life jackets inside the vessel so they jumped off the waters without anything in the pursuit of survival.

According to some of the passengers, the floaters and life jackets that some of them had came from the other vessels that helped rescue them. At least seven (7) people died from the incident.

Cancer Patient Passenger
Photo Credit: Peewee Bacuño

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, one of the passengers of the roro vessel that was caught by fire in Quezon is a cancer patient. She was identified as Jessa Malate. According to the cancer patient passenger, she lost around P100,000.00 when she jumped off the water and the money was supposedly for her treatment.

Speaking to TeleRadyo, Jessa claimed that there was no floater in their area so she had to jump into the water even without it and just shared with other passengers who had floaters. She brought her bag with her when she jumped but it was opened. It also contained her cellphone and other important things.

Based on the report, the cancer patient passenger lost the money that was supposedly intended for her medication. She does online selling and bouquet arrangements to earn and sustain her medication.

Malate shared that one of the owners of MV Mercraft 2 has reached out to her and assured her of financial assistance. The local government of Real, Quezon also pledged to give aid not just to their nine (9) constituents who were among the victims of the incident but all the victims.

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