PCG searching for 10 missing Cagayan fishermen

November 22, 2011 10:47 pm 

MANILA, Nov. 22 — Search-and-rescue units of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) are looking for 10 fishermen from Cagayan who have been reported missing since Sunday afternoon.

Lt. Cmdr. Algier Ricafrente, PCG spokesperson, said two of those missing are from Sta. Ana town while eight are from Barangay Macanaya, Calayan.

The two missing fishermen from Sta. Ana were identified as Nelson Arquero, 34, and Benimar Arquero, 28. They went on fishing 10 nautical miles off Sta. Ana Sunday afternoon and failed to come home.

The missing fisherfolks from Barangay Macanaya were identified as Mark Cacayuran, 30; Ariel Cacayuran, 25; Bernardo Tricenio, 26; Edgar Siraon, 32; Fidel Carrera, 42; Jun Carrera, 40; Naming Abad, 45; and Julian Nagtaran, 45.

They went missing while fishing in the waters off Fuga Island and Calayan.

Ricafrente said the PCG advised the barangay captains of adjacent barangays and fisherfolks to be also on the lookout for the missing fishermen. (PNA)

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