The Philippine Coast Guard is now coordinating with the Manila Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei City for the repatriation of three Filipino fishermen rescued by the Taiwan Coast Guard who were lost at high seas due to bad weather last July 15.
PCG spokesman Commander Arman Balilo identified the fishermen as Ronald Dumaran, Edwin Zoilo, and Gener Mendoza, all of Sta. Ana, Cagayan. They were rescued some 80 nautical miles off Kaohsiung City in Southern Taiwan.
The three said they were fishing at the seas of Cagayan when tropical storm Huaning caught up with them. They said they were with another fishing vessel which was also lost at sea and do not have any information what happened to them.
They said they managed to keep afloat on their heavily-damaged vessel for five days until the Taiwan Coast Guard rescued them on July 22. PNA