Friday, July 16, 2010

7 Fishermen Found Alive by AFP Rescuers in Bicol

Three (3) fishermen-survivors from Batauanan island, Camarines Sur ready to be transported by personnel of TOG 5 PAF and 505th Search and Rescue Group today. The three were brought to Daet CN and were taken care of by the Philippine National Red Cross. Likewise, four (4) survivors were also fished out of the waters in Pandan, Catanduanes by combined rescue teams from PDCC Catanduanes, Philippine Army and LGUs. (Photos by Major HM Cabunoc (Inf) PA)

CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur – AFP soldiers who were sent to conduct search and rescue operations have found the 7 missing fishermen in two separate locations today.

Soldiers who were sent on an air rescue operations in Camarines Sur have safely transported 3 survivors who were rescued by their fellow fishermen in the open seas off Butauanan island in Siruma, Camarines Sur.

Colonel Guillermo Molina, Commander of the Tactical Operations Group of the Philippine Air Force said that his unit provided three rescue helicopters to assist in the search and retrieval operations.

Molina identified the three survivors as a certain Brandy Encontro, Victor Bordeos and April Orbe - all residents of Calero village in Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte.

“We were part of the 11-crew fishing boat which left Jose Panganiban town last Sunday. Our boat capsized and torn to half during the height of the storm last Tuesday (July 13),” said Victor Bordeos.

In Catanduanes Province, combined rescue teams have found the 4 missing persons from Gigmoto town.

Brigadier General Marlou Salazar, Commander of the 901st Brigade, named the survivors as Antonio Tayoto, 40, Marlon Tayoto, 35, Alex Azicate, 30 and Jason Arcilla, 18.

Salazar said that the four were recovered from Tabugoc village in Pandan town.

The 9ID’s Public Affairs Office has also tallied 8 dead people as victims of typhoon “Basyang” after the recovery of the cadaver of Rodolfo Braga Jr in Paracale town in Camarines Norte.

Combined AFP rescue teams, utilizing three helicopters and a Philippine Navy aircraft, have combed the high seas of Catanduanes, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur to find the remaining missing people.

At least 43 people from the three aforementioned provinces have remained unaccounted as of today.

Eight of the newly declared missing persons are the companions of the three newly rescued survivors in Butauanan island.

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