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Nearly 300K passengers troop to ports on Holy Wednesday — PCG

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 07:00 AM April 18, 2019
Nearly 300K passengers troop to ports on Holy Wednesday — PCG

Passengers enter the Manila Port terminal on Holy Wednesday, April 17, 2019, to board ships to the provinces. PHOTO FROM PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD FACEBOOK PAGE

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) recorded almost 300,000 passengers in ports across the country on Holy Wednesday.

Data from the PCG showed that 299,781 outbound passengers were in various ports in the country from 12 a.m. Wednesday until 12 a.m. Thursday.

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The number of passengers is higher than that recorded on Holy Tuesday, which was at 264,102.

Nearly 300K passengers troop to ports on Holy Wednesday — PCG

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard stand guard as passengers and baggage go through strict screening as they enter the terminal at the Port of Manila on Holy Wednesday, April 17, 2019. PHOTO FROM PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD FACEBOOK PAGE

The bulk of the passengers were recorded from Southern Tagalog provinces, such as Batangas, Romblon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, and Quezon, with 60,722 passengers. 

This was followed by Central Visayas with 60,607 and Western Visayas with 43,722. 

Below is the number of passengers monitored in ports in certain areas based on the PCG’s data:

1. National Capital Region – Central Luzon – 6,829

2. Central Visayas – 60,607

3. Southern Tagalog – 60,722

4. Western Visayas – 43,722

5. South Eastern Mindanao – 21,919

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6. Northern Mindanao – 39,570

7. Eastern Visayas – 15,969

8. Southern Visayas – 21,159

9. Palawan – 10,051

10. North Western Luzon – 819

11. South Western Mindanao – 7,509

12. Bicol – 16,451

13. North Eastern Luzon – 1,807

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