Coast Guard continues search for missing fishermen in Pangasinan

Published December 28, 2020, 12:13 PM

by Liezle Basa Iñigo

INFANTA,Pangasinan —- The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has intensified its search for two fishermen who have been missing after setting out into the sea on December 17.

Reports reaching the Police Regional Office 1  said the local police of Infanta have already coordinated with the PCG to notify all commercial fishing vessels  within the area to look out for and give assistance to any rescue operation.

On Sunday, at around 11:45 a.m., Arlene Pesodas, wife of Alberto Pesodas and Mercedita Lopez, sister of Charito Lopez, 37, both residents of Sitio Sabangan, Brgy Cato, Infanta, Pangasinan, personally appeared before the Infanta Police to report that the two fishermen have gone missing.

They narrated that at around 6 p.m. on December 17, the two fishermen went fishing within the area of Pangasinan on board their motorized banca with green body color .

They have failed to return since then.  

“Halos 12 araw na silang nanawawala,” police said. (They have been missing for almost 12 days.)