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Number of stranded passengers in Bicol ports rises to 1,300

/ 10:50 AM September 14, 2018

LEGAZPI CITY – The number of stranded passengers in Bicol ports rose to 1,367 on Friday due to the threat of Typhoon “Ompong” (International name: “Mangkhut”).

Lt. Limuel Noblefranca, operations officer of the Coast Guard in Bicol, said in a report that as of 8 a.m., there were 35 stranded passengers in Pasacao, Camarines Sur province; 122 in Tabaco City, Albay province; 188 in Pilar Port and 1,022 in Matnog Port, both in Sorsogon province.

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At least 269 rolling cargoes, seven sea vessels and 17 motorbanca were also stranded due to the suspension of sea travel.

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Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the recent typhoon Ompong.

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