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Vietnamese Refugees Land in Batangas Province

August 25, 1989

MANILA, Philippines (AP) _ More than 150 Vietnamese refugees landed in a fishing town south of Manila after a weeklong crossing of the South China Sea aboard a junk, the military reported today.

Col. Rogelio Regalado, Philippine Constabulary commander in Batangas province, said the 90 men, 37 women and 27 children arrived Wednesday in the town of Calaca, 50 miles southwest of the capital.

Regalado said the refugees, led by a man claiming to be a lieutenant in the air force of what was formerly South Vietnam, had come from the town of Nha Trang.

The refugees have been turned over by the military to the government welfare office for transfer to a refugee camp run by the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.

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