9 fishermen go missing in Panatag

Posted at 10/12/2012 3:15 PM | Updated as of 10/13/2012 2:32 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Nine men went missing while fishing in the waters of Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) last October 1, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

PCG Spokesman Lt. Cdr. Armand Balilo said the following fishermen, on board F/B Jericho, ventured into the waters off Iba, Zambales last October 1 and failed to return:

1. Ricky Quides
2. Mac Mac Quides
3. Melbert Quides
4. Joven Cervantes
5. Glen Reyes
6. Gardo Ducusin
7. Rogelio Elesterio Sr
8. Joseph Valdez
9. Viviano Dela Peña

Balilo said the PCG continues to search for the missing fishermen in the area, which is also being claimed by China.

Officials and fishermen from adjacent towns have been asked to look out for the missing fishermen. – report from Noel Alamar, dzMM