The vessels carrying the hundreds of lost tuna fishermen did not have the required equipment, but even that may not have been enough to save them in the face of the perfect storm, writes Edwin Espejo On Saturday Darlene Antonino Custodio, Mayor of General Santos City in the southern Philippines, led officials and the families...
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (January 16) – Lt. Gen. Jorge Segovia, head of Task Force Maritime Search SarGen, on Wednesday said the search and rescue operation for the still missing 352 fisherman has been called off, more than a month after super typhoon Pablo unleashed its wrath in eastern Mindanao. “Our operations is shifting to support...
Forty days after super typhoon Pablo ravaged the Philippines, leaving 358 tuna fishermen missing in addition to the 8 confirmed dead, I tried to coax Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio into looking at the possibility of honoring all the missing and dead tuna fishermen with a memorial wall or monument where their names will be inscribed. I...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Low-flying search planes spotted three Filipino fishermen drifting at sea and flashing mirrors to signal for help, as authorities stepped up the search Wednesday for 261 others still missing more than a week after a powerful typhoon killed hundreds in the southern Philippines. The Indonesian government sent a ship to join...
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