At least 2,800 individuals still stranded in ports
MANILA, Philippines — A total of 2,893 individuals were still stranded in various ports nationwide due to bad weather, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Sunday.
The PCG’s tally showed the following number of stranded passengers as of 8 a.m.:
National Capital Region-Central Luzon – 211
Commander’s Wharf – 211
Southern Tagalog – 2,271
Lucena Port – 1,672
Atimonan Port – 134
Mauban Port – 115
Real Port – 350
Western Visayas – 18
Banica Wharf – 15
Libertad Wharf – 3
Bicol – 393
Virac – 14
San Andres – 28
Pasacao – 221
Pioduran – 130
Moreover, 189 rolling cargoes, 17 vessels; and 3 motorbancas were also stranded at different ports nationwide.
In its 11 a.m. advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) located the LPA at 340 kilometers west-southwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, as of 10 a.m.
The weather bureau said the LPA, along with the tail-end of a cold front would continue to bring moderate to occasionally heavy rain over the Bicol Region, Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, Quezon, Mindoro Provinces, Marinduque, Romblon, and Northern Palawan, including the Calamian and Cuyo Groups of Islands.
Meanwhile, light to moderate rain will be experienced in Metro Manila, the Cordillera Administrative Region and the rest of the Cagayan Valley Region, Calabarzon, Central Luzon and Palawan.
Pagasa said that sea travel remained risky over the seaboards of Luzon, and the eastern seaboard of the Visayas due to a surge of the northeast monsoon. /cbb