ORMOC CITY– A fisherman from Kawayan, Biliran is reported missing since he was last seen on June 18.

Jonathan Lucero

The missing fisherman, Jonathan Lucero, 35, is a resident of Barangay Tucdao in the said town, the local police said.

Capt. Ismael Corzon, municipal police chief, said that they have learned on the case of Lucero after receiving information from Glenn Rom, also a resident of Tucdao.

Rom told the local police that some fishermen of Tucdao saw the motorized banca owned by Lucero circling in the sea just a few kilometers away from the shoreline of the village while its engine was still running without seeing the latter operating the said motorized banca.

Rom added that the fishermen that saw the situation failed to stop the motorized banca because they were afraid that it might hit them and cause further damage.

Capt. Corzon disclosed that the motorized banca of the missing fisherman was recovered along the shoreline of Brgy. Buenavista, Sto. Niño, Samar at about 12 noon on June 18, about 28 kilometers northeast of Kawayan.

The police officer added that before the incident, Lucero said to be suffering from stomach pain but still went on fishing.

Based on the description from the family and relatives, Lucero was about 5’2” in height and was last seen wearing a long-sleeve color green with markings “DOLE Tupad” and a black short pants.