A fisherman from Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental, reported missing at sea was found alive on board his damaged motorized banca in the waters of Brgy. Bongalonan, Basay, Negros Oriental, at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 16.
Mayor Daph Reliquias said rescued was Feb Macabani Cayao, 47, of Brgy. Asia, Hinoba-an.
Cayao said at 12 a.m. on Friday he tied his motorized banca on a buoy in the waters of Brgy. Asia to fish when suddenly a huge wave hit and damaged his vessel.
Hinoba-an was hit with heavy rains and rough seas on Friday, the mayor said.
This prompted him to cancel all classes at Hinoba-an public and private schools Friday, he said.*