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2,500 sea travelers stranded, says Coast Guard

PERILOUS WATERS  Waves churned by approaching Typhoon “Ruby” swamp and sink a small boat at Sula Port that the  Olmeda family from Barangay Mataas, Bacacay, Albay, boarded on Friday. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The Philippine Coast Guard said that as of 8 a.m. Sunday, a total of 2,508 sea travelers have been stranded due to Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit).

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

1,600 stranded as Ruby stops air, sea travel

Tons of garbage from the sea are brought to the boulevard by big waves caused by Typhoon Ruby's strong winds in Legazpi City on Saturday.

More than 1,600 travelers were stranded at several ports across the country on Saturday after the Philippine Coast Guard suspended sea travel to and from certain areas in Bicol, the Visayas and Mindanao due to Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit).

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

500 stranded in Western Visayas ports due to ‘Queenie’


At least 500 passengers have been stranded in ports in Western Visayas as of Thursday after the Coast Guard suspended travel of sea craft due to tropical depression “Queenie.”

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Tens of thousands travel by sea this Holy Week

Penitents flagellate themselves while another carries a wooden cross as part of Lenten observance in Angeles City, Pampanga province, north of Manila on April 17, 2014.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Tens of thousands of Filipino sea travellers were recorded in various ports across the country on Good Friday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) tweeted.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Coast Guard on alert ahead of Holy Week


Stressing the need to ensure safety of sea travel for thousands of Filipinos heading for the provinces to observe the Holy Week, the top commander of the Philippine Coast Guard has placed on “heightened alert” its 11 districts, 70 stations and 274 detachments nationwide.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »