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Coast guard officials said at least 39 died and more than 80 were missing in Friday's ferry accident, which happened 350 miles south of Manila.
The ferry, with 870 passengers and crew, and a cargo ship collided, ripping a hole in its hull, knocking out its power and causing it to list before rapidly sinking.
Filipino authorities have displayed a picture of the cargo ship badly damaged in Friday's collision with a passenger ferry.
Figures released by the coast guard confirm at least 31 people have died, and 171 people are still missing following the collision just outside the central port of Cebu.
Worsening weather and sea conditions have forced the Philippines to suspend a search for survivors of a ferry disaster that killed at least 32 people and left 170 missing, authorities have said.
The ferry sank yesterday after a collision with a cargo vessel just outside the central port of Cebu.
Of the 32 dead just 17 have been identified.
Diving teams have begun combing through a sunken ferry off the coast of the Philippines to retrieve the bodies of more than 200 people missing from an overnight collision.
Hundreds of survivors from a ferry disaster off the coast of the Philippines have been taken to rescue shelters, where they received clothes and food.
Passengers, some of whom jumped in the sea as the vessel began taking on water, were seen weeping as search teams continued to hunt for missing people.
The cause of the collision with a cargo vessel that saw the MV Thomas Aquinas ferry sink just over a mile off the Filipino coastline remains unknown.
A cargo vessel that collided with a packed passenger ferry in the Philippines remains docked at sea as searches continue for more than 270 missing people.
Survivors of a ferry disaster in the Philippines that has reportedly killed at least 24 people have received medical attention, though more than 280 people remain unaccounted for.
At least 24 people have died and around 300 people are missing after a passenger ferry sank following an evening sea collision in the Philippines, the AFP news agency has reported.
The MV Thomas Aquinas, which was reportedly carrying almost 700 people, hit a cargo ship just over a mile from its destination city of Cebu.
More than 570 people are said to have been rescued by coastguard and naval teams.