Amid ‘Ompong,’ 4,556 passengers stranded at various ports — PCG

/ 06:43 PM September 14, 2018

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Friday reported a total of 4,556 stranded passengers in the Eastern and Southern Visayas, Southern Luzon, Bicol and Southwestern Mindanao ports during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut).

As of 12:00 p.m., 1,370 passengers were stranded at the ports of Pasacao, Tabaco, Pilar and Matnog in the Bicol region; 882 passengers at ports in Eastern Visayas; 1,474 passengers at ports in Western Visayas; 639 passengers in ports of Batangas, Romblon, including ports in Southern and Northern Quezon in Southern Luzon; and 191 passengers in the port of Bongao in Southwestern Mindanao.


Here is the breakdown of the number of affected travelers in various ports:

Bicol Region


  • Pasacao Port – 35
  • Tabaco Port – 122
  • Pilar Port- 118
  • Matnog Port- 1,095

Eastern Visayas

  • Port of Bato – 38
  • Port of Liloan – 250
  • Port of San Ricardo – 50
  • Port of Balwarteco – 83
  • Port of San Isidro – 16
  • Port of Jubasan – 445

Southern Visayas

  • Port of Dumaguete – 1,447
  • Port of San Carlos – 27

Southern Luzon

  • Port of Batangas – 424
  • Port of Romblon – 10


  • Port of Talao talao – 13
  • Port of Balacanan – 59
  • Port of Pinamalayan – 12
  • Port of Real – 51
  • Port of Polillo – 70

Southwestern Mindanao

  • Port of Bongao – 191

Aside from travelers, PCG reported 611 cargoes, 55 vessels and 61 motorbancas were stranded at various ports.   /vvp


Inquirer calls for support for the victims of typhoon Ompong

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

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Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352,

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