On 11 September, the Bantay Dagat Task Force apprehended five (5) fishermen who were caught engaging in dynamite fishing at the waters off Zone 6, Barangay Daga, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. Police Officer 3 Bobby Caballero, Bantay Dagat head, identified the suspects as Danilo Batusbatusan Quijano, 53; Joel Moradas, 50; Armando Negre, 49; Eddie Tipon, 43; and Jason Javier, 31. All of them were from Sitio Pangpang, Barangay Tiglawigan, Cadiz City. Caballero said the task force heard an explosion from where the pump boat George Quijano was. The suspects tried to escape but Bantay Dagat personnel caught them on chase. Authorities confiscated 300 kilos of assorted fish in four boxes, an air compressor with about 50-meter long hose, 10 improvised frogmen kicks, and bag nets. The suspects were detained in Cadiz City Jail and will be charged with violation of the Fisheries law.

Source: Panay News Philippines