Along with fellow actress Ehra Madrigal, Biana Manalo was saved by authorities after their speedboat capsized in Antique, due to strong waves, on their way to Mararison Island.
Mayor Jonathan Tan of Pandan, Antique told the media about the sequence of the events. He swam four kilometers until local fishermen found him, and returned to the group of ten people that includes girlfriend, Bianca Manalo, and her co-actress Ehra Madrigal.
Bennie Dable, cousin, and bodyguard of the Mayor, who was part of the group have died.
During the annual long weekend Holy Week holiday, several other incidents have occurred around the country, leaving twenty-five people killed, and fifty-six injured, according to National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) report showed on Monday, April 2nd.
Thirteen deaths in twelve different vehicular accidents in Ilocos, Calabarzon, and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and twelve people were also killed in fourteen drowning incidents in Cagayan Valley, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, and CAR,
Incidents happened mostly on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday during the peak time travels during the holiday.