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Travelers continue to flock to ports on Maundy Thursday

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 02:47 PM April 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — People who wish to spend their Holy Week holidays in their provinces continued to flock to ports across the country early morning of Maundy Thursday.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has monitored a total of 29,910 outbound passengers in ports nationwide from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. on April 18.

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The number is still higher than the passengers recorded at the same period on Tuesday, which was at 24,664.

Majority of the passengers were recorded at Southern Tagalog provinces at 10,545, followed by Central Visayas with 7,363 passengers.

Moreover, 3,285 passengers were recorded in Northern Mindanao ports while Eastern Visayas registered a total of 2,699 travelers.

Here is the PCG’s tally of passengers:

1.Central Visayas – 7,363

  • Cebu – 6,148
  • Bohol – 976
  • Southern Cebu – 239

2.Southern Tagalog – 10,545

  • Batangas – 5,151
  • Oriental Mindoro – 1,746
  • Southern Quezon – 670
  • Occidental Mindoro – 302
  • Romblon – 2,676

3.Western Visayas – 2,839

  • Aklan – 2,316
  • Iloilo – 523

4.South Eastern Mindanao – 438

  • Davao – 438

5.Bicol – 1,230

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  • Sorsogon – 1,092
  • Masbate – 138

6.Northern Mindanao – 3,285

  • Surigao Del Norte – 1,775
  • Misamis Occidental – 431
  • Zam del Norte – 675
  • Camiguin – 183
  • Agusan Del Norte – 221

7.Eastern Visayas – 2,699

  • Western Leyte – 1,789
  • Southern Leyte – 773
  • Northern Samar – 137

8.Southern Visayas – 1,511

  • Negros Oriental – 260
  • Negros Occidental – 899
  • Suquijor – 352

Maundy Thursday marks the start of the long weekend for Filipinos nationwide as Malacañang declared it and Good Friday as regular holidays. /je

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