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2 fishermen reported missing in Zamboanga found in Bohol

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 09:00 PM May 29, 2019

TAGBILARAN CITY, Philippines — The two fishermen who drifted for days in the Visayan Sea would be flown home to Zamboanga del Norte on Wednesday night.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Bohol Station said Jaime Sollatorio, 69, and Ian Reyes, 32, who were reported missing, were given complimentary tickets so they could fly from Bohol to their hometown.

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Sollatorio and Reyes, both residents of President Manuel A. Roxas town in Zamboanga del Norte were out fishing in the deeper parts of the sea when they encountered bad weather on Saturday.

Their small motorized banca drifted towards Aliguay Island in Dapitan City.

As weather conditions improved, the men left the island to go home but got lost. They ended up in Santa Catalina, Negros Oriental and were assisted by the village chieftain.

But when they sailed again, they were swept off to San Juan, Siquijor until they arrived in Loay town in Bohol province on Sunday at 6 p.m.

They immediately sought help from the Loay Police Station. (Editor: Eden Estopace)

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