A Botongon, Estancia, Iloilo registered fishing boat was apprehended for violation of Republic Act 10654.

 

Dárlán Páléncìá Bárcélón and Jet Ramos

          

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Legazpi City, [11.10.18] At least 20 fishermen who are working as fishing crews on a Botongon, Estancia, Iloilo-based fishing boat were apprehended on Friday by Milagros Municipal Bantay-Dagat Task Force.

The apprehended marauding Ilonggo fishing vessel F/B Toto Junar by the Miligros Bantay Dagat Task Force off the waters of Guinlutangan, Milagros, Masbate on Friday afternoon. Photo by Milagros Municipal Police Station sent through the efforts of Jet Ramos.

The apprehended marauding Ilonggo fishing vessel F/B Toto Junar by  Milagros Bantay Dagat Task Force off the waters of Guinlutangan, Milagros, Masbate on Friday afternoon. Photo by Milagros Municipal Police Station sent through the efforts of Jet Ramos.

According to a report reaching Camp BGeneral Simeon A. Ola from Milagros Municipal Police Station, a seaborne patrol operation has apprehended twenty fishermen on board F/B Toto JUNAR, a report said.

The elements of Milagros Municipal Police Station led by PO3 Mar A. Mortel under the direct supervision of Police Chief Inspector Rodel C. Arevalo, Officer-in-Charge, Milagros Municipal Bantay-Dagat Task Force led by Sangguniang Bayan Member Romeo “Kiko” Delgado and personnel from Provincial Fishery Office- BFAR Masbate led by FRO1 Efraim Mendoza arrested the crews of F/B Toto Junar who were conducting illegal fishing activity at 3:00 o’ clock in the afternoon in the seawaters of Barangay Guinlutangan, Milagros town.

The Bantay Dagat Task Force confiscated an assorted catch more or less 150 kilos, using an active fishing gear “Danish Seine” locally known as (zipper or hulbot-hulbot) with a gross tonnage of 34.68 and net tonnage of 23.58 from the possession of the fishing crew.

The apprehended suspects were identified as the following;

Dominic Cordova y Negre, 47 years old, boat captain, married and a resident of Barangay Botongon, Estancia, Iloilo;

Raul Boytrago y Jiltendes, 48 years old, chief mechanic, married and a resident of Barangay Kambingnon, Bantayan, Cebu;

Cristobal Bautista y Tabuloc, 22 years old, crew, married and a resident of Barangay Libas, Roxas City;

Ken Jam y Santiago, 20 years old, crew, single and a resident of Barangay Libas, Roxas City;

Arnel Armesa y De Montaño, 20 years old, crew, married and a resident of BarangayLibas, Roxas City;

Argil Laureano y Delos Reyes, 21 years old, crew, single and a resident of Barangay Bulaqueña, Estancia, Iloilo;

Dionesio Bacus y Jumawas, 33 years old, crew, male, married and a resident of Barangay Tagbuyan, Estancia, Iloilo;

Felipe Pioquinto y Laurio, 29 years old, crew, single and a resident of Barangay Libas, Roxas City;

Ronel Leonora y Villa Carlos, 21 years old, crew, single and a resident of Barangay Paon, Estancia, Iloilo;

Anthony Desenio (MNU), 30 years old, crew, married and a resident of Barangay Libas, Roxas City;

Bong Sablayan y Barredo, 34 years old, crew, married and a resident of Barangay Tinggian, Balasan, Iloilo;

Romnick Obligar y Apillanes, 23 years old, crew, single and a resident of Barangay Banica, Roxas City;

Jhon Mark Armesa y Lacson, 19 years old, crew, single and a resident of Barangay Cawayanan, Estancia, Iloilo;

Rommel Ramos y Dela Cruz, 23 years old, crew, single and a resident of Barangay Cawayanan, Estancia, Iloilo;

Reno Bolaqueña y Bartolome, 51 years old, crew, male, single and a resident of Barangay Dayhagan, Pilar, Capiz;

Harold Obligar y Apillanes, 19 years old, crew, single and a resident of Barangay Banica, Roxas, City;

Antonio Discaten y Sernal, 49 years old, crew, married and a resident of Barangay Patao, Bantayan, Cebu;

Christopher Ramirez y Mata, 39 years old, crew, single and resident of Barangay Patao, Bantayan, Cebu;

Ariel Armesa y Royo, 45 years old, crew, married and a resident of Barangay Dao, Balud, Masbate;

Ronald Alovera y Onera, 29 years old, crew, single and a resident of Barangay Libas, Roxas City.

The apprehended fishermen were already charged for violation of Violation of Republic Act 10654 (Illegal Fishing) including Letecia Alombro the owner of F/B Toto Junar who is at-large.

“Hulbot-Hulbot” or Danish Seine and Modified Danish Seine is banned in the Philippines under Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources [BFAR] Fisheries Administrative Order No. 246.