Rescuers save 9 students stranded in Mount Natib in Bataan
Authorities have rescued nine students from Bulacan State University who were stranded in Mount Natib in Bataan, military said Sunday.
The Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) identified the rescued students as Quirino Santiago, Leomart Mangawan, Carlo Fuentez, Jovito Bacay Jr., Ian Carlo, Reniel Calooy, Federico Odiada, Jeffrey Culilap and Arjan Eteban.
The students were hiking in Mount Natib, Barangay Tala in Orani town when they were stranded at the forested area due to heavy rains and flooding brought about by tropical storm “Domeng.”
Nolcom, which received the report at 12:00 midnight Friday, June 8, relayed the incident to the 48th Infantry Battalion (IB) under the Joint Task Force Kaugnay.
Troops were immediately deployed for the conduct of humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) operations.
HADR of the 48th IB, accompanied by members of Orani police and Metropolitan Bataan Development Authority personnel, was dispatched for the search and rescue operation.
The students who were safely rescued Saturday, June 9, were brought to Tala Patrol Base in Barangay Tala for medical assistance and initial debriefing.
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