MANILA - Actress Bianca Manalo and her companions were rescued after their speedboat capsized in the waters off Antique, photos from the rescuers released Friday showed.
Manalo, who is in a relationship with Pandan town Mayor Jonathan Tan, survived the incident which killed one.
She was with fellow actress Ehra Madrigal and seven others when their boat was hit by strong waves while they were on their way to Mararison Island in Culasi town.
Tan, in an interview with ABS-CBN News, said he and a companion swam for hours to search for help, which came in the form of local fishermen.
Here are some photos from the rescuers as released to the media:
Beauty queen and actress Bianca Manalo gets help after they were rescued in the waters off Antique town on Friday. MDRRMC Sebaste, Antique
One of their companions leans on rescuers after hours of being at the sea. MDRRMC Sebaste, Antique
Among Manalo's rescued companions were 2 children. MDRRMC Sebaste, Antique
Mayor Tan speaks to locals after the incident. MDRRMC Sebaste, Antique
Manalo and her companions are wrapped in towels as they recover after hours of floating at sea. MDRRMC Sebaste, Antique