WATCH: Pinoy fisherman rescued in Papua New Guinea arrives in Manila

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 30 2017 04:08 AM | Updated as of Mar 31 2017 12:01 AM

MANILA - Twenty-one year old Rolando Omongos, a fisherman who was rescued in Papua New Guinea, has returned to his hometown in General Santos City, Thursday.

Video courtesy: Jay Dayupay

Omongos said storm separated him and his uncle Reniel from their fishing vessel. They were stranded on a tiny boat for about 56 days.

He said his uncle died after a month due to hunger and exhaustion.

Omongos sailed off from General Santos on December 21 along with other fishermen aboard the bigger vessel.

Omongos was rescued on March 9, and arrived in Manila on March 29.