4,092 Pinoys have fled Sabah as of March 26
MANILA, Philippines - The evacuees from Sabah have reached 4,092 as of Tuesday, March 26, based on a consolidated report by the Crisis Management Committee (CMC) based in Zamboanga City.
On Monday, March 25, a total of 11 pumpboats carrying 59 evacuees were intercepted between the island towns of Sibutu and North West Mapun in Tawi-Tawi. They were brought to the capital Bongao.
On Tuesday, March 26, a total of 66 returnees from Sabah arrived at the port of Basilan.
Out of the total number of evacuees, at least 2,472 arrived in Tawi-Tawi, 1,554 in Sulu, and 66 in Basilan.
The Philippine Coast Guard has assigned BRP EDSA Dos - a vessel with maximum capacity of 500 - to fetch returnees who flee Sabah to the nearby island of Taganak in Tawi-Tawi.
But there are also those who find their way, renting boats from Sabah to Tawi-Tawi.