Palawan fisherman missing | Inquirer News

Palawan fisherman missing

/ 05:24 AM July 02, 2012

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Manila said search and rescue operations were going on for a fisherman missing in Palawan, as four of his companions were rescued after their boat caught fire and sank off Puerto Princesa City on Saturday.

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The fisherman was identified as Nonoy Kantoba.

PCG-Palawan district chief Comm. Enrico Efren Evangelista reported that the fishing banca Mikaela Lu caught fire in the vicinity of Dos Palmas Resort on Honda Bay at around 1 p.m., prompting the fishermen to abandon the boat.

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A passing fishing boat picked up the survivors. They were identified as Randy Talangbang, 37, the skipper, and Joel Escoto, 33; Toto Alarco, 39, and Tenacio Gallares, 36, all of Puerto Princesa.

Meanwhile, Coast Guard personnel rescued six Arab tourists after their boat hit a rock and capsized on the way to the Puerto Princesa Underground River at around 3 p.m. Saturday. Jerome Aning

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