MANILA -- A sea turtle or pawikan was rescued by members of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Pier 13, Port Area, Manila on Saturday afternoon.
According to PCG spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Armand Balilo, PCG personnel were making the rounds in Manila Bay when they spotted the turtle.
The turtle was brought to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City for proper check-up. They will also check whether the animal is wounded or sick, especially since it was found in a polluted area. It will then be released based on the recommendation of experts.
Authorities have yet to determine whether the turtle was washed ashore by huge waves caused by the southwest monsoon (habagat). -- report from Zhander Cayabyab, DZMM