Coast Guard Commandant Rear Admiral William M Melad led the opening ceremony of the 18-day End the Violence Against Women Campaign at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard last November 25.
Five (5) fishermen onboard F/Bca “Antalan Tabat” are now being searched for by the Coast Guard after they went missing from a fishing venture at vicinity waters approximately 30 nautical miles away from Scarborough Shoal in Masinloc, Zambales on November 21.
Reports from Coast Guard District National Capital Region – Central Luzon (CGDNCR-CL) disclosed that a certain Mr. Jereco Taneo, 51 years old and skipper of F/bca “Love Miles – 2” who was also on fishing operations with F/bca “Antalan Tabat”, reported the incident to Coast Guard Sub-station Sta. Cruz at 5 PM of November 25.
He further stated they departed the Scarborough Shoal area on Nvember 21 at 6 P.M enroute to Sta. Cruz, Zambales when they noticed that F/bca “Antalan Tabat” was left behind. Taneo and his crew arrived at Sta. Cruz at 11:30 in the evening.
The missing fishing banca was described to be painted white and brown and powered by an EZK engine.