By Francis Wakefield
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) today said a 27-year-old man from Coron, Palawan, is now missing after he fell into the sea when his jet ski toppled due to strong current caused by the southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm “Domeng”.
Undersecretary Ricardo B. Jalad, NDRRMC executive director and concurrent administrator of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), identified the missing person as a certain Algemon Dalisam Nuñez, a resident of Barangay Corong-Corong, El Nido, Palawan, and a staff of Orange Pearl Resort.
Jalad said that based on a report he received, Orange Pearl Resort personnel, Philippine Coast Guard El Nido, and the El Nido Municipal Police Station immediately conducted search and rescue operations.
“As of this time, the victim remains missing,” Jalad said.
Meanwhile, Jalad said the NDRRMC monitored eight incidents such as collapsed riprap, flashflood, overflowed spillway, air mishap, and uprooted trees in Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Caraca and National Capital Region. Fortunately, there were no reported casualties in these incidents.
Jalad said 33 municipalities/cities earlier suspended classes in Calabarzon, Mimaropa and Region 8 due to Domeng. A total of 34 barangays in six areas were reported flooded in NCR.
At the seaport, 72 passengers, two vessels, and three motor bancas are stranded in ports of Legazpi City and Rapu-Rapu in Region 5 in relation to Domeng.
The NDRRMC remains on Blue Alert status due to the weather disturb