Philippine Daily Inquirer – June 26, 2018 | By: VILLAMOR VISAYA JR.

SANTA ANA, CAGAYAN—A green sea turtle bought by Chinese tourists was rescued on Wednesday and set free on Thursday by employees of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (Ceza). Free port workers saw the turtle being carried in a sack by resort guests who were busy taking pictures. The Chinese said they bought the turtle, which measured 58 centimeters long and 55 cm wide, from a fisherman in Barangay San Vicente here. “It was in good condition and showed no signs of injury,” said Dhart Carpio, Ceza department manager for support services.