Marina Administrator Elena Bautista Explains the Root of Sea Tragedies

Three major sea tragedies in the country have struck the entire nation: MV Catalyn B-FV Anathalia Collision and sinking of MV Baleno 9 in late 2009 and MV Princess of The Stars fiasco in mid-2008.

Maritime Industry Authority Administrator Elena Bautista answers the allegations hurled against her and her agency in “The Bottomline with Boy Abunda” this Saturday, January 30.

Sea travel is a major mode of transportation in the Philippine archipelago which is composed of more than 7,000 islands. Administrator Bautista explains the reasons on why sea catastrophes happen. Is it because of the poorly maintained boats or weak enforcement of safety regulations? And how does her agency cope up with the lack of radar and radio? Does she impose strict rules to seafarers?

Bautista also bares the truth behind her 77 trips abroad in her 16-month MARINA stint.

Witness how MARINA administrator Elena Bautista boldly breaks her silence in “The Bottomline with Boy Abunda” on ABS-CBN, after Banana Split’s primetime telecast.