Coast Guard rescues 2 Filipinos heading to Tawi-Tawi | Global News

Coast Guard rescues 2 Filipinos heading to Tawi-Tawi

/ 02:27 PM March 12, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – At least two Filipinos who left Sabah for Tawi-Tawi have been rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard.

The two passengers were identified as Jul Ibba, 50, and Gafur Rudjin, 22, both residents of Tawi-Tawi.

They  were on a banca  “Love Story”  when they were rescued by a PCG vessel BRP Edsa that was conducting maritime patrol at the borderline of Sabah last Monday at about 8:45a.m.


The two were said to be working at a palm oil refinery in Hanablas, Sabah for almost two months without any legal documents. They said they left Sabah due to the tension in Lahad Datu, the PCG said in a statement Tuesday.

The two had a debriefing before they were turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Tawi-Tawi.

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