• 1 killed as boat capsizes

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    A fisherman died and five others were rescued on Saturday after their boat capsized amid bad weather off a coastal village of Zamboanga City, officials said over the weekend.

    Officials said that the body of Efren Macaso was recovered off Limpapa village.

    Fishermen in the area saved Macaso’s companions, four of whom were minors.

    Those who were rescued have been identified as Ismael Asmud, 53; Nikieoy Inglan, 13; Beejay Inglan, 14; Aris Jay Rodero, 11; and Narjie Hampac, 13.

    Officials reported that the six were fishing when huge waves battered their small boat, causing it to capsize on Saturday.

    The rescue of the five fishermen came a day after a group of sailboats also capsized because of huge waves off Santa Cruz Islands.

    One fisherman, Sonny Hallim, 41, is still missing and feared dead after rescuers failed to find him.

    Officials said 13 others had either been rescued or swam to safety.

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