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Robredo visits Filipino fishermen, provides assistance

Jun 21, 2019 - 2:27 PM

Each of the 22 fishermen receives P50,000 under the Office of the Vice President's Angat Buhay Program

DIALOGUE WITH FISHERMEN. Vice President Leni Robredo visits the fishermen and crew of FB Gem-Ver, on June 21, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Gem-Ver captain's wife on joint probe with China: 'Hiwalay dapat'

Jun 21, 2019 - 1:58 PM

Lanie Insigne, the wife of Gem-Ver captain Junel, asks government to conduct a separate probe into the boat sinking incident to ensure fairness

SEPARATE PROBE. Gem-Ver boat captain Junel Insigne and wife Lanie, speak to media during in Barangay San Roque, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro on June 21, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PH boat captain changes tune after meeting with Piñol

Jun 19, 2019 - 11:16 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol holds a closed-door dialogue with Gem-Ver fishermen, in a house surrounded by policemen in full battle gear

GEM-VER FISHERMEN. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol holds a press conference on June 19, 2019, with the 22 fishermen of Filipino fishing boat Gem-Ver, which was rammed and sunk by a Chinese ship in the West Philippine Sea. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Gem-Ver captain to Duterte: Hold Chinese ship captain accountable

Jun 19, 2019 - 7:58 PM

F/B Gem-Ver's captain and crew also want the government to help them keep Recto Bank exclusively for Filipino fishermen

DEMANDS. The fishermen of F/B Gem-Ver which was rammed and sunk by a Chinese ship in the West Philippine Sea attend a press conference held at the municipal hall of San Jose, Mindoro Occidental on June 19, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Sunken boat's captain: 'Parang balewala ang pagbangga sa amin'

Jun 18, 2019 - 2:07 PM

'Binangga po kami talaga,' says F/B Gem-Ver captain Junel Insigne, who tried to maneuver the Filipino boat away from the speeding Chinese boat's path

'BALEWALA.' Fishing Boat Gem-Ver captain Junel Insigne is dismayed by the Duterte administration's statements on their ordeal. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Captain of sunken boat backs out of meeting with Duterte

Jun 17, 2019 - 8:06 AM

At the last minute, the captain of Fishing Boat Gem-Ver backs out of a scheduled meeting with President Duterte at Malacañang

NO MORE MEETING. F/B Gem-Ver boat captain Junel Insigne. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte to meet with captain of sunken boat in Malacañang

Jun 16, 2019 - 1:25 PM

F/B Gem-Ver captain Junel Insigne will meet with President Rodrigo Duterte, along with the boat's cook Richard Blaza, who says he saw the Chinese vessel ramming them

Homeward bound. The fishermen and crew of FB Gimver, the fishing boat sunked by a Chinese vessel near the Recto Bank on June 9, alight from the BRP Ramon Alcaraz after they were turn over to Mindoro local officials by the Philippine Navy on June 14, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Captain of abandoned PH boat: 'Lumubog nga kami, kami pa ang aatake?'

Jun 14, 2019 - 11:56 PM

'Kami lang doon. Kami lang, dahil noong gabing 'yun, lumubog nga kami, kami pa ang aatake?' Junel Insigne says in reaction to China's claim that the Chinese vessel was 'besieged by 7 or 8 Filipino fishing boats'

CAPTAIN. Jun Insigne at the Philippine Coast Guard Headquarters in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Captain of abandoned PH boat: I'm sure Chinese ship sank us

Jun 14, 2019 - 5:12 PM

(UPDATED) Fishing boat Gem-vir captain Junel Insigne says he was able to identify the ship as Chinese based on its lights

CAPTAIN. Junel Insigne aboard BRP Ramon Alcaraz. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler