Fishermen missing

MANILA: Over 120 fishermen remained missing in Ilocos region of northern Philippines even as Tropical Storm Mujigae (local name: Kabayan) has exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility, Philippine regional disaster reduction agencies reported on Sunday.

A situation report of Mujigae from the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council 1 (Ilocos Region) said a total of 121 fishermen and 23 fishing vessels were reported missing as of October 3.

According to this report, a total of 31 fishermen have been rescued. In another official report, two persons have been killed in central Luzon of northern Philippines. Over 190,000 people have been affected by Mujigae.