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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 »

Over 9,000 sea passengers stranded


A total of 9,286 sea passengers were stranded at various ports mostly in Manila and Southern Luzon as weakening Tropical Depression Quinta hovered over the waters off Coron, Palawan Thursday, state agencies said.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Authorities issue safety reminders to boat passengers

Despite constant reminders, police still confiscated several bladed weapons and at least 20 bottles of paint thinner from visitors in the Manila South Cemetery on Monday. Bladed weapons, gambling paraphernalia, sound systems, pets, and liquor are not allowed inside cemeteries. RUEL PEREZ/RADYO INQUIRER 990

Marine transport regulators warned the public on Tuesday against patronizing “fly by night” or illegal seacraft when they head for the provinces for the long All Saints Day and All Souls Day break.

Posted: October 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

In Romblon, be ready for canceled boat trips


Typhoon warnings often mean canceled boat trips to Romblon without prior notice. So are broken boat pipes and busted engines. It no longer surprises regular boat passengers and port officials that boat owners call off trips, citing engine malfunction, whenever only a few riders are around. Inconvenienced travelers are stranded at the port in the […]

Posted: July 14th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »