Four fishermen from Catarman, Camiguin were rescued by a local fisherman from Gitagum, Misamis Oriental last February 8, 2022 after four days adrift at sea due to a damaged propeller.
In a Facebook post, the local fisherman was identified as Peter Proctusa who spotted them and offered help and rescued them to get ashore through tugging.
According to a post by Alecol Datub Mahyad, the stranded fishermen survived by eating the fish they caught.
The local fishing organization offered them clothing and food while contacting municipal authorities as well as the Philippine Coast Guard. The stranded fishermen were then assisted by the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) and brought them to the Health Center for check-up.
Gitagum Mayor Emmanuel “Loloy” Mugot also showed his sympathy towards the stranded fishermen and granted their request to repair their boat propeller, gasoline and other integral necessities for their travel back to their own families.
They are now safe in the Municipal Isolation Center awaiting for the go signal from the Coast Guard for them to return home.
photos by Mdrrmc Gitagum Municipality, Alecol Datub Mahyad