By J. Jala | 01:46 PM January 08, 2020

A 53-year-old boatman from Pamilacan Island is still missing after he was last seen on Dec. 28, 2019, his family and police say.

Esmeraldo Patan was seen leaving Pamilacan Island onboard his motorbanca “Nazareth” to fetch some tourists from mainland Panglao on Dec. 28, 2019. However, Patan didn’t reach Panglao.

His family was unable to locate him.

Baclayon Police confirmed Patan is still missing.

Anijane Valeroso, a relative, said that he was seen near Siquijor Island but when another boat tried to rescue him he was nowhere to be found.

Her niece Merlyn Talaboc worried each night that her uncle is still missing.

“Gumabi na nman, 7 day na ngaun mula ng nawala ka, magparamdam ka nman manong Esmeraldo Patan kong nasan ka ngayon😥sobra ng pag alala namin sayo kong san ka.. Bumalik kna manong. Kong sino man ang nakakita o nakakila nitong tao nato at yong bangka na sinakyan niya pls comment nalang po.. Maraming salamat…”

The family asks that anyone who sees Patan call 09202861196 and 09504385998.

By Bohol Island News

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