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Passenger volume in seaports swells to over 97,000

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 06:06 PM April 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The number of passengers in seaports nationwide more than quadrupled within a six-hour period on Holy Monday to over 97,000, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

Data from the PCG showed that a total of 97,233 outbound passengers flocked to ports across the country from 6 a.m. to 12 noon of April 15.

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This was more than four times higher than the 23,090 passengers from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m..

READ: PCG monitors over 23K passengers in various ports on Holy Monday

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The bulk of passengers were recorded in Western Visayas ports in Antique, Aklan, Iloilo and Capiz (18,987 passengers).

It was followed by Southern Tagalog provinces with 12,208 passengers, and Central Visayas with 11,785 passengers.

Below is the breakdown of passengers in various ports based on the latest PCG data:

1.National Capital Region-Central Luzon – 1,571

  • Zambales – 238-
  • Bataan – 280
  • Pasig – 94
  • Manila – 512
  • Laguna de Bay – 447

2.Central Visayas – 11,785

  • Cebu – 6,517
  • Bohol – 3,260
  • Camotes – 1,125
  • Southern Cebu – 883

3.southwestern Mindanao – 7,477

  • Zamboanga – 3,925
  • Basilan – 2,857
  • Sulu- 191
  • Central Tawi-tawi – 504

4.Palawan – 7,843

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  • Puerto Princesa – 1,373
  • Brooke’s Point – 306
  • Coron – 2,341
  • El Nido – 3,287
  • Roxas – 536

5.Southern Tagalog – 12,208

  • Batangas – 5,425
  • Oriental Mindoro – 2,225
  • Southern Quezon – 2,162
  • Occidental Mindoro – 600
  • Romblon – 1,276
  • Quezon – 520

6.Western Visayas – 18,987

  • Antique – 347
  • Aklan – 6,283
  • Iloilo – 12,200
  • Capiz – 157

7.northwestern Luzon – 485

  • Pangasinan – 485

8.southeastern Mindanao – 6,968

  • Davao – 6,968

9.Bicol – 7,898

  • Albay – 2,380
  • Sorsogon – 2,852
  • Camarines Sur – 563
  • Masbate – 1,475
  • Catanduanes – 233
  • Camarines Norte – 395

10.Northern Mindanao – 9,378

  • Surigao Del Norte – 2,358
  • Misamis Occidental – 1,575
  • Siargao – 1,066
  • Agusan Del Norte – 932
  • Dinagat – 389
  • Lanao Del Norte – 924
  • Zamboanga del Norte – 318
  • Misamis Oriental – 992
  • Camiguin – 824

11.Eastern Visayas – 3,723

  • Western Leyte – 2,888
  • Southern Leyte – 651
  • Biliran – 184

12.northeastern Luzon – 966

  • Aparri – 292
  • Basco – 674

13.southern Visayas – 7,944

  • Negros Oriental – 3,799
  • Negros Occidental – 2,911
  • Suquijor – 1,234 /gsg
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