Search on for 2 Japanese missing in Coron

June 2, 2017 - 8:32 AM

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Philippines — Police, the Coast Guard and government personnel in the town of Coron, Palawan are searching for two Japanese who have been missing since Tuesday.

Palawan provincial police spokesman Inspector Ric Ramos identified the missing Japanese as Itani Masaru, 59, and Arai Yoshihiro, 24.

They were reported missing to the Coron police around 3 p.m. Wednesday by staff of the GMG Hotel in Barangay 2, where they were staying. The two left before noon Tuesday to go island hopping but did not return.

Ramos said they were last seen boarding a motorized boat owned by a certain Dondon Suangco of Sitio Lulu, Barangay Binudac in Culion town.