PCG searches for 14 missing in sea collision in Occidental Mindoro

Marje Pelayo   •   June 29, 2020   •   783

MANILA, Philippines — Twelve fishermen and two passengers went missing after a Hong Kong-registered cargo vessel collided with a local fishing boat off the waters of Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro on Monday morning (June 29).

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) immediately launched a search and rescue operation for the missing fishermen which included the captain of the fishing vessel. 

Two aerial assets were initially deployed followed by a multi-role response vessel to further intensify the search for the victims.

The cargo ship, identified as MV Vienna Wood, is an empty bulk carrier from Subic, Zambales bound for Australia with 20 crew members on board.

Meanwhile, the local fishing boat FV Liberty 5 bound for Navotas fishport in Manila had 12 fishermen and two passengers on board. 

Its last port of origin was Cagayan de Tawi-Tawi. MNP (with details from Rey Pelayo)

Ilang bahay sa Occidental Mindoro, napinsala ng malakas na lindol

Robie de Guzman   •   December 25, 2020

Naramdaman hanggang sa Lubang Island sa Occidental Mindoro ang magnitude 6.3 na lindol na yumanig sa Calatagan, Batangas Biyernes ng umaga.

Sa tala ng Lubang Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO), siyam na bahay ang bahagyang napinsala at karamihan sa mga ito ay naitala sa Barangay Tagbak.

Ayon kay Lubang Mayor Michael Lim Orayani, puro lumang bahay ang nagtamo ng pinsala dahil sa lindol. Ilan sa mga ito ang nagkaroon ng bitak sa sahig at may gumuho ring pader.

“Anim na bahay po sa barangay ng Tagbak at saka yung kongkretong pader na bakod, tapos dito po sa poblacion, bale mga lumang bahay din po isa lang po yung talagang bumagsak yung pader nya,” ang wika ni Orayani.

Nangko naman ng ayuda ang lokal na pamahalaan sa mga naapektuhan ng lindol.

“Bibigyan po natin ng assistance yung lahat ng bahay pong naapektuhan na yan. Nag-commit din naman ang ating congresswoman, kausap ko kanina si Congresswoman Sato at nangako po sya na magbibigay din po sya ng ayuda dun sa mga napinsala po,” ang pahayag ng alkalde.

Sa inisyal na ulat ng Lubang MDRRMO, aabot sa P300,000 ang halaga ng pinsala ng lindol sa mga ari-arian sa bayan ng Lubang.

Bandang 7:43 ng umaga nang tumama ang malakas na lindol na sumentro sa Calatagan, Batangas, batay sa ulat ng Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

Tectonic ang origin ng lindol na may lalim na 109 kilometro.

Naramdaman ang lindol sa ilang bahagi ng Metro Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Bataan, Laguna, Rizal, at Pampanga. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Von San Pedro)

No suspension of class opening in Occidental Mindoro despite M5.4 earthquake

Marje Pelayo   •   October 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck off the coast of Occidental Mindoro on Monday (October 5) at 2:16 a.m.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 17 kilometers northeast of Looc at a depth of 122 kilometers.  

Occidental Mindoro Governor Eduardo Gadiano assured that the province suffered no major damage.

There were no reported damage in schools according to Schools Division Superintendent Roger Capa as confirmed also by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Mario Mulingbayan.

Gadiano also mentioned that no suspension of the opening of classes will be declared, therefore classes will push through in the province of Occidental Mindoro today despite the incident.

The distribution of learning modules in the province was also completed three days before the opening of classes.

E-dalaw for PDLs in Occidental Mindoro

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 13, 2020

A jail facility in Occidental Mindoro launched an E-dalaw Program for persons deprived of liberty (PDL) to still be able to see their loved ones.

The San Jose District Jail installed computers for PDLs to be able to video call their relatives amid the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).

According to San Jose District Jail Welfare and Development Officer JO1 Archie Familara said the E-dalaw can help the PDLs cope with the effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

There are currently 129 detainees inside the jail, 12 of whom have already been released since the implementation of the ECQ.

“Ito ang pinakamagandang activity since wala po tayong contact, wala tayong dalaw na personal (This is the best activity since we have no contact, no personal visits). Mayroon tayong (we have) video conferencing with the family,” he said. AAC (with reports from Von San Pedro)


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