The Latest on Philippines: 36 dead after big waves hit ferry not far from pier

The latest on the ferry sinking in the Philippines (all times local):


4 p.m.

A ferry with 173 passengers has capsized 100 meters (yards) from a pier in the central Philippines, and 36 people are confirmed dead.

Rescuers are in the waters off Ormoc city on Leyte Island looking for 19 people still missing.

Coast guard spokesman Armand Balilo in the capital, Manila, says 118 have been rescued so far.

Balilo says the ferry, MB Kim Nirvana, had just left Ormoc for Camotes Islands, about 44 kilometers (27 miles) to the south, when it was hit by big waves.