IN A RESOLUTION filed by Councilor Erlindo G. Bequilla, the
Municipal Council here asked the Philippine Coast Guard in
Mindanao to restore at once the Benoni lighthouse to its original
The Benoni Port Lighthouse which stands at Punta San Roque in the
constructed in late 1980’s to guide fishermen and seafarers during night time
and during stormy weather situations, among others. municipality
Bequilla said it has been a long time since the said lighthouse stopped being functional.
Benoni Port was not only a major port in the but also served a safe harbor
for ships during stormy weather. province of Camiguin
In addition, the council also asked the Philippine Ports Authority to restore the two channel buoys located along the Benoni channel back to its original condition.
The two lighted buoys which were installed to guide vessels entering or leaving Benoni port, were also found to be not fully functional.
"These channel markers broke down and did not serve its purpose due to lack of maintenance," Bequilla observed.
He said being an all-weather- port, it is necessary to keep the lighthouse and channel buoys functional at all times to ensure boating safety during nighttime.
Bequilla was a former ship captain before he became a town councilor of Mahinog.
|Mahinog town councilor Erlindo G. Bequilla|