3 res­cued, 1 miss­ing in CamSur rough seas

Manila Times - - REGION - RHAYDZ B. BARCIA

LEGAZPI CIT Y: Three boat­men were res­cued while one was re­ported miss­ing af­ter their two mo­tor­ized banca ( small boats) cap­sized on the rough seas of Caramoan, Ca­marines Sur on Fri­day.

State weather bureau Philip­pine At­mo­spheric and Geo­phys­i­cal Ad­min­is­tra­tion ( Pa­gasa) had warned Bi­col of­fi­cials, disas­ter re­spon­ders and the public to be on guard for pos­si­ble mas­sive flood­ing and the oc­cur­rence of land­slides as the re­gion will be ex­pe­ri­enc­ing tor­ren­tial rains brought on by the tail end of a cold front.

Maria Luisa Calubaquid, Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice re­gional spokesman, said the banca manned by two per­sons each sailed from Barangay Parob­can, Pre­senta­cion town to Barangay Gata, Caramoan but upon reach­ing Langkipaw mu­nic­i­pal wa­ters of Barangay Ila­wod, the boats cap­sized be­cause of huge waves.

Calubaquid iden­ti­fied the boat­men as Amador Clores, 54; Ricky Clores, 45; Felix Gianan, 15 and Lito Bar­wel all res­i­dents of Sitio Pawikan, Barangay Gata in Caramoan.

Ricky and Amador Clores were res­cued in Honon­gan Re­sort at Barangay Ila­wod and Gianan in Barangay Pan­i­man; while Bar­wel was still miss­ing as of Satur­day af­ter­noon.

For sev­eral weeks now the Bi­col re­gion had been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing heavy rain­fall brought about by weather dis­tur­bances and thun­der­storms.

The Pa­gasa in Bi­col has is­sued an ad­vi­sory that scat­tered rain show­ers and thun­der­storms will be ex­pe­ri­enced across the re­gion in­clud­ing North­ern Sa­mar be­cause of the tail- end of a cold front, which may cause pos­si­ble flash­floods or land­slides.

The lo­cal­ized thun­der­storms are bring­ing tor­ren­tial rains ag­gra­vated by the tail- end of the cold front here. It said mod­er­ate to strong winds blow­ing from the north­east will pre­vail along these ar­eas, with mod­er­ate to rough seas.

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