Missing fisher from Quezon rescued in Romblon

Authorities rescued the 33-year-old fisherman from Quezon who had been floating in the sea for several days in his boat.

According to the Corcuera Municipal Police Station, they received a call at 2 pm on Thursday from the captain of Barangay Alegria regarding a floating boat with a man on board.

The man wearing the blue shirt and aboard the blue and white boat named “Charm Kizzel” was identified as Manuel Risaba, a resident of Barangay Don Juan Vercelos in San Francisco town in Quezon.

Risaba was immediately rescued with the help of the Philippine Coast Guard. The Corcuera Police contacted the neighboring provinces and found out that the fisherman has been missing from Quezon for several days.

Risaba told police that on Tuesday afternoon he left Quezon to go fishing and when he returned on Wednesday morning, his boat’s engine broke down. Gradually, strong winds and waves swept away his boat until it landed in Romblon.

He is currently in the care of the local government of Corcuera. He was fed and given clothes and even talked to his family to announce his rescue.


Tuguegarao shifts to general community quarantine

After being subjected to enhanced community quarantine for 15 days, Tuguegarao City will now be subject to general community quarantine in from February 4 to 10.

The seven-day GCQ was adopted by the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force after a meeting with Jefferson Soriano on Wednesday when the implementation of the ECQ was completed.

“Napakahirap po ’yung pag-justify, because napakataas pa po ng active cases natin sa Tuguegarao,” said Soriano.

According to the latest City Health Office, there are more than 200 active cases of COVID-19 in the city.

According to the mayor, the daily attack rate or the rate of increase in the number of COVID-19 infections per day also remains high.

The city should have gone through the modified ECQ first after the ECQ. But the city government insisted that the residents are suffering due to the more stringent quarantine status, something that other members of the RIATF such as the Department of Trade and Industry or Region 2 have allegedly supported.