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Viet fishers get help from Olongapo folk
« on: November 10, 2019, 09:33:27 AM »
Viet fishers get help from Olongapo folk
By: Joanna Rose Aglibot - @inquirerdotnetPhilippine Daily Inquirer / 04:10 AM November 08, 2019

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—Filipinos are paying it forward this time.

Almost five months after a Vietnamese boat rescued 22 Filipino fishermen whose vessel was rammed and sunk by a Chinese ship in Recto Bank (Reed Bank), a community here came to help 160 Vietnamese fishermen in distress.

Four fishing vessels carrying the Vietnamese were forced to seek shelter at Subic Bay on Thursday due to bad weather in the West Philippine Sea, according to Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino Jr.

Paulino said the Vietnamese encountered rough seas and strong winds while at sea and had to take refuge in the nearest harbor.

The Philippine Coast Guard and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority sent out a team to escort the Vietnamese fishermen to the bay area.

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