Rodel B. Balingbing


Tabaco City, [10.16.17] – Seven local fishermen of Barangay Visita, San Miguel Island. Tabaco City had gone missing since October 9, 2017 to date, police report said.

Mayon Volcano and Tabaco Bay. Photo by The Philippine Examiner.

Mayon Volcano overlooking  San Miguel Island and Tabaco Bay. Photo by The Philippine Examiner.

They were identified as Mike George Berces, 25 years old, married, boat captain; Rodante Bondoy, 49 years old, widower, Sonny Bequillo, 41 years old, married, Zuelo Taller, 52 years old, married; Rey Bollosa, 35  years old married, Jessie del Valle, 32, years old, married and  Gary B. Cal, 23 years old, single.

They were all residents of Barangay Visita.

The above-named fishermen went fishing somewhere in the eastern part of Catanduanes or Northern part of Samar and left the island last October 9, 2017 on board on M/B John Mike with yellow and green color combinations on its markings.

However, the said fishermen have not returned home and their respective cellular phones cannot be contacted by their immediate families.

The incident has been already reported to the Philippine Coast Guard, CDRRMO-Tabaco and PNP Maritime.