By Danny Estacio
LUCENA CITY, Quezon – One died, two went missing and nine were rescued after a motorized banca capsized while sailing at the territorial water of Barangay Bonbon in Panukulan, Quezon, Sunday afternoon, reports reaching the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) here.
Quezon PDRRMO said that based on MDRRMO reports, the casualty was identified as Nancy T. Sambudio, while missing brothers John Rex and John Darren Cabuyao, and seven of the nine rescued were Joel Tayo, John Harver Tayo, John Leonard Tayo, Rodel Flores, Marlon B. Agos-agos, Patrick and certain Rocky.
They were boarded on a motorized MBCA Dreams Nicole, owned by boat captain Joel Tayo, sailing along territorial seawater of said place from Sitio Bungliw, Barangay Rizal, Panukulan town heading toward Infanta town, when it was hit by big waves due to typhoon Vinta.
An investigation said, according to Rizal village chieftain Jose Gloria, that Tayo., though, there was a warning and advisory “not to sail,” but the former insisted to depart around 1:30 p.m. yestarday.
In Mauban, Quezon the local disaster management office has reported that three persons were retrieved, believed to be the passengers of Mercraft 3, that capsized recently, by volunteers, barangay officials of San Lorenzo, Cagbalete I, San Jose, Sta. Lucia, Alitap, San Gabriel, and with Mauban Police, and local Coast Guard.
While, Senior Superintendent Rhoderick Armamento, Quezon Police Provincial director reported that a landslide occurred along Purok 7, in Barangay Tignoan in Real town, around 7:30 a.m, today, December 24.
He added that the highway of said place is not passable to any kind of vehicle.
The Real police have coordinated with Quezon 1st District Engineering Office headed by district engineer Salvador Salvana and local disaster management office for assistance and to conduct clearing operation.
Armamento also reported no casualty and no damage to private property in the said landslides.