Body of Mangyan missing at height of Ursula found near Oriental Mindoro port
CITY OF CALAPAN –The remains of a Mangyan who was last seen crossing a river at the height of Typhoon Ursula (international name: Phanfone) on Christmas Day was found floating near a port in Mansalay town in Oriental Mindoro province, authorities said Friday (Dec. 27).
The local disaster office reported that the victim, Minggo Buyayao, was last seen on Dec. 25 crossing a river at the village of Panaytayan on his way home.
Rescue and retrieval operations were launched. Rescue workers searched the river and the sea to which it empties to find Buyayao.
On Thursday (Dec. 26) disaster official Ram Joseph Temena said he got a call reporting the discovery of a male corpse floating near Pearl’s Port at the village of Poblacion.
Temena said the body was positively identified as Buyayao’s by his wife.
Edited by TSB
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