5 fishermen go missing at sea in Siquijor

Donna Lavares, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 30 2016 05:43 PM

Five fishermen went missing in San Juan, Siquijor after they went out to sea on Tuesday night, the Philippine Coast Guard said.

The fishermen, identified as Roland Macion, Ruel Tugdang, Kent Nixel Abing, Al Shane Balios, and Roy Astillero, reportedly went fishing in the shallow sea on Tuesday on board a paddled banca.

Search and rescue operations began Tuesday but had to be temporarily suspended due to strong waves on Wednesday, said Acting Coast Guard Dumaguete Station Commander Lt. Jr. Grade Donna Ramacho.

The Dumaguete Coast Guard already coordinated with the Philippine Air Force to conduct an aerial survey.