3 fishermen rescued near Batangas
MANILA, Philippines – Three fishermen were rescued after the boat they were riding sank in the waters off Isla Verde, Batangas City.
Willi and Lito Polliciano and Rodito Luho, who are all from Lubang Island in Occidental Mindoro, were rescued by residents of Isla Verde.
Rod Dela Roca, head of the Batangas City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said the fishermen were already near the shore when big waves caused their boat to sink.
The three fishermen are currently in Barangay San Agustin in Isla Verde.
Meanwhile, Batangas continues to experience strong winds and heavy rains due to the southwest monsoon or habagat.
Local officials are monitoring areas prone to floods as well as the coastal barangays. – Report from Dennis Datu, DZMM