Wednesday, 08 August 2012 09:41
VIGAN CITY, Aug. 7 (PNA)--A fisherman from Barangay Villamar, Caoayan, Ilocos Sur was reported missing when he went fishing in the West Philippine Sea last Monday.
Missing and now the object of search and rescue operation by the joint Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Ilocos Sur Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) is Gilbert Rabara, 36.
PDRRMC Action Officer Sigfred Duquing said Rabara was on board his white-colored motorized banca when he went fishing alone at about 3:00 a.m. Monday.
He has not returned home since then.
The fisherman was reportedly last seen fishing at a distance of 10 nautical miles from the coastal areas of Santa Catalina, Ilocos Sur.
Meanwhile, Duquing announced that the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) in Region 1 gave P10,000 each as financial assistance to the four victims of drowning incidents due to heavy rains brought about by Tropical Storm: “Gener” last week.
The recipients were the families of Venice Senopen of Barangay San Ramon, Sigay, Ilocos Sur; Analiza Tinaza, 16, of Barangay Pado Chico, Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur; Reynaldo Polca, 29, of Barangay Camiztizoan, Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur; and Anthony Capsuyen of Barangay Dardarat, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur.
Duquing added the members of the PDRRMC are on – heightened alert due to the continuous heavy rains triggered by the southwest monsoon.
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