Jul 9, 2020

Missing fisherman found in Vietnam to go home this week

Lemuel Mante, executive assistant 1 in the office of mayor Gerandy Danao of Narra, told Palawan News they are expecting Troyo to be repatriated this week

Missing fisherman Joseph Troyo has been found in Vietnam. (Photo courtesy of Criselda Labotoy).

NARRA, Palawan — Rescued fisherman Joseph Troyo of Barangay Panacan here is scheduled to be repatriated from Vuñg Tàu, Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu, Vietnam this week.

Lemuel Mante, executive assistant 1 in the office of mayor Gerandy Danao of Narra, told Palawan News they are expecting Troyo to be repatriated this week.

“Tinawagan na ng embahada ang family. Baka this week i-repatriate na nila. Nagpapagaling na siya sa ospital doon,” Mante.

Meanwhile, Maryjane Estenzo of Brgy. Sicud in Rizal town confirmed on Sunday that she is the owner of the boat Jelyn 2 that left the early morning of January 26 carrying Roger Badajos, Macario Bernal, and Troyo to catch fish in the West Philippine Sea area.

“Umaasa rin ako na sila ay makakabalik dahil maayos naman silang magdala ng bangko ko. Matagal ko na silang pahenante talaga hanggang sa nabalitaan na lang namin sa pamamagitan ng mayor’s office ng Narra na may impormasyon galing sa embassy na may taga-Panacan daw na na-rescue sa Vietnam Kaya pumunta kami agad doon para i-confirm,” Estenzo said.

Estenzo said Vietnamese authorities are getting little details from Troyo as he is still unable to talk better to relate their ordeal and what happened to the two other crew with him.

“Tumawag na sa amin ang embahada ng Pilipinas sa Vietnam na hindi pa nakakausap si Joseph ng maayos kaya hindi niya pa ma-kuwento kung ano ang nangyari sa kanila sa karagatan noong mga panahon na yon at kung paano sila nagkahiwalay ng dalawa niyang kasamahan. Pero alam namin na nadaanan sila ng masamang panahon, she said.

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