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photo by Rowland Eturma

MARIEL IPAN — a young Filipina from Balingasag, Misamis Oriental waved the Philippine Flag as the advocacy group Kalayaan Atin Ito were confronted by Chinese coast guard vessels at the waters near Scarborough Shoal last June 12, Independence Day.

She was on board a wooden fishing boat along with other Filipino volunteers who sailed to the disputed islands at the West Philippine Sea. Read more about her heroic act in an exclusive news article by Isreal Blaza, Gem Fuentes of Tankler.com HERE.

View some photos below.

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photo by Kalayaan ATIN ITO

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Here’s a screengrab on a news report.

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photo by Em John Llacuna
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photo by Nancy Drew Obligar
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photo by Nancy Drew Obligar
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photo by Nancy Drew Obligar

Watch the incident below.

We are all proud of Mariel Ipan.

 

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