BACOLOD CITY—At least 25 persons were rescued while nine others were missing after a fishing boat sank in the waters between Carles town in Iloilo province and Sicogon Island on Friday.
Lt. Commander Ludovico Librilla, Philippine Coast Guard District Western Visayas deputy commander, said one of those missing was the boat’s captain who was hailed from Toboso town in Negros Occidental.
Also missing were five residents of Cadiz City, another from Salvador Benedicto, all in Negros Occidental; the sonar operator from Bantayan town in Cebu, and the chief engineer from Estancia town, Iloilo.
Librilla said that based on the survivor’s account, FB St. Peter The Fisherman II, owned by …
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