Close Scrutiny

28riverwebFrancis Rivera, of the Safety Organization of the Philippines Inc. (SOPI), checks a flotation vest used by white water tour organizers for their clients in Cagayan de Oro on June 27, 2014. SOPI, along with the Philippine Coast Guard and the Maritime Industry Authority, are checking on flotation vests, inflatable rafts and other gear used by tour operators in the white water adventure tours. The multi-agency effort came after the June 13 rafting accident that claimed the life of  26-year-old Aizza Calipusan Balbin. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo