MANILA - The wife and daughter of a Filipino based in Singapore were among the passengers of AirAsia QZ8501, which crashed into the Java Sea on Sunday, a local television report said.
GMA News TV reported on Wednesday that Alejandro Santiago was already in Indonesia in his bid to find his Indonesian wife Romlah Siti and teenage daughter Jasmine Rose Ann Santiago.
The flight, which left Surabaya, Indonesia's second largest city, for Singapore, was first reported as missing. However, on Tuesday, search operations found debris from the plane. Several bodies were found on Wednesday morning.
Santiago told the network that he had already provided identification documents such as the photos, IDs and dental records of his wife and daughter. He also gave his DNA sample.
On Twitter, friends and schoolmates of Jasmine Rose posted photos of her, asking for prayers.
"Rest in peace Jasmine Rose Ann Santiago," some of them posted.
Of the 162 people onboard the plane, 155 were passengers, two were pilots and five were cabin crew.