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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

May 15, 2015

Kara David Shows The Dangers Of Compressor Diving Among Lobster Hunters In Palaui, Cagayan In 'I-Witness' Tonight

JOIN KARA DAVID tonight as she shows the risks of compressor diving while following a group of teenagers in Palaui, Cagayan, who sets out to sea at night in search for banagans or lobsters in I-Witness on GMA7. Into the dark waters, with his every breath dependent on a compressor machine, 17-year old Gilbert Espiritu scours the sea floor for the prized lobsters.

He can earn as much as 400 pesos a day for this. As the sole provider to his siblings, he makes sure his every dive counts. With his friends, Gilbert stays underwater for hours, seemingly not scared to the possible harm this may bring him.

Every second counts in compressor diving. The small tube that supplies the diver his air is, literally, his lifeline. One wrong move, any indecision, and everything can go fatal. For banagan-hunting veteran Edmar Palisic, catching lobsters left him paralyzed for the rest of his life. Can Gilbert escape this fate?

Find out in Kara David’s documentary “Banagan” on I-Witness this Saturday, right after Celebrity Bluff on GMA7. For comments, tweet Kara David, @karadavid and I-Witness, @IWitnessGMA.