Rescuers found a missing 70-year-old French national alive seven days after he was last seen at Barlig, Mountain Province.
The Frenchman was identified as Jacques Francioly, who has been reported missing since January 4.
Barlig Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO), Municipal Police Station (MPS), and Barlig’s tourism office lead the search operations. Barangay officials of Gawana, Fiangtin, Macalana, Latang, Lingoy and Barlig community volunteers also joined the search.
Missing French national found alive in Mountain Province
According to Barlig MPS, Edelwina Pakurao Manonggit, manager of Halfway Inn and Restaurant located at Gawana, went to the Barlig MPS to report that Francioly checked-in at their inn on January 13.
Manonggit said that on January 14, the Frenchman left the inn around 8:30 a.m. informing restaurant staff Juliet Chongael that he will go around the municipality for sight-seeing.
Francioly also told Chongael that he would make onetime payment for his bills at the inn and restaurant. However, they noticed that the foreigner has not returned, but his belongings were still inside his room.
They said the Frenchman told them he could not go and that he will be going to the nearby municipality of Natonin.