LGU exec rescued from damaged boat
John Unson (The Philippine Star) - June 1, 2020 - 12:00am

COTABATO CITY, Philippines — An official of the provincial government of Maguindanao and his companions were rescued after their boat was battered by strong winds and waves in the waters off Tawi-Tawi on Saturday.

Mashur Biruar, a member of the provincial board, and his companions were on their way to deliver relief goods and food supplies on Bongao Island.

The island is about four miles off the coast of Parang, Maguindanao.

The wooden-hulled boat nearly capsized as strong winds and waves destroyed its outriggers.

Personnel of the Maguindanao Maritime police led by Capt. Fritze James Madrid responded and towed the boat to safety.

The goods were safely delivered to Bongao residents who were affected by the quarantine measures imposed to contain the coronavirus disease 2019.

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