Flights canceled in Albay as ‘Jolina’ makes landfall in Masbate
LEGAZPI CITY—Airport authorities canceled plane flights at the Legazpi Domestic Airport in Albay province as Typhoon “Jolina” (international name Conson) made landfall Tuesday over Dimasalang town in Masbate province.
Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Bicol spokesperson Gremil Alexis Naz said at least four Philippine Airlines flights (Manila-Legazpi-Manila) were canceled because of the stormy weather prevailing in Albay.
The flight cancelation would be lifted when the weather improves.
The OCD report said power was cut off in Masbate province Monday due to technical problems experienced by the Masbate Electric Cooperative.
Meanwhile, the number of stranded passengers in various ports continued to swell Monday after the Philippine Coast Guard suspended sea trips in anticipation of strong waves and gale.
The Philippine Ports Authority has logged 505 travelers and 167 rolling cargoes bound for the Visayas and Mindanao grounded in Matnog port in Sorsogon.
At least 20 sea vessels took shelter in the ports of Albay, Virac, and Sorsogon.
The Philippine National Police report said 170 travelers in 58 trucks and nine cars occupied the long queue of vehicles parked along the Maharlika Highway in Matnog.
Classes in all levels in public and private schools were suspended in Albay, Camarines Sur, Naga City, Masbate, Pilar, Castilla in Sorsogon on Tuesday.
Work in government and private establishments were also suspended in Albay, Camarines Sur, Masbate, Sorsogon (Castilla and Pilar towns), and Naga City.
“Jolina” made landfall in Dimasalang, Masbate at 10 a.m., Pagasa said in its 10 a.m. bulletin.
It has maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 150 km/h, and a central pressure of 990 hPa. It continues to move West Northwestward at 15 km/h.
Tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No. 3 was raised over the extreme southern portion of Quezon (San Francisco, San Narciso, San Andres, Mulanay, Buenavista, Catanauan), Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, the western portion of Albay (Pio Duran, Ligao City, Oas, Libon, Jovellar), and the western portion of Sorsogon (Matnog, Bulan, Magallanes, Pilar, Castilla, Donsol), the northwestern portion of Samar (Calbayog City, Tagapul-An, Santo Niño, Almagro), the extreme western portion of Northern Samar (San Antonio, Capul, San Vicente, San Isidro), and the northern portion of Biliran (Maripipi).
Signal No. 2 is affecting central and southern portions of Quezon (Real, Mauban, Sampaloc, Lucban, City of Tayabas, Sariaya, Candelaria, Dolores, Tiaong, San Antonio, Lucena City, Pagbilao, Atimonan, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Unisan, Plaridel, Gumaca, Pitogo, Macalelon, General Luna, Lopez, Guinayangan, Calauag, Quezon, Alabat, Perez, Tagkawayan), the southeastern portion of Batangas (Padre Garcia, Rosario, San Juan, Lobo, Taysan), the western portion of Camarines Norte (Capalonga, Jose Panganiban, Labo, San Vicente, San Lorenzo Ruiz, Santa Elena), the western and southern portions of Camarines Sur (Del Gallego, Lupi, Ragay, Libmanan, Sipocot, Cabusao, Pasacao, Pamplona, Gainza, Camaligan, Canaman, Magarao, Bombon, Naga City, Pili, Ocampo, Iriga City, Sagñay, Buhi, Milaor, San Fernando, Minalabac, Bula, Nabua, Baao, Balatan, Bato, Calabanga), Marinduque, the rest of Albay, the rest of Sorsogon, and the eastern portion of Romblon (Cajidiocan, Magdiwang, San Fernando, Romblon, Corcuera, Banton, Concepcion), the western portion of Northern Samar (Lavezares, Allen, Victoria, Rosario, San Jose, Bobon, Catarman, Lope de Vega, Mondragon, San Roque, Pambujan, Silvino Lobos, Biri), the northern portion of Samar (Santa Margarita, Gandara, San Jose de Buan, Matuguinao, San Jorge, Pagsanghan, Tarangnan, City of Catbalogan, Jiabong, Motiong, Paranas, Hinabangan, San Sebastian, Calbiga, Pinabacdao, Villareal, Santa Rita, Talalora, Daram, Zumarraga), Leyte, and the rest of Biliran.
TCWS No. 1 was raised over Nueva Ecija, the southeastern portion Nueva Vizcaya (Alfonso Castaneda), the southern portion Aurora (Dingalan, San Luis, Maria Aurora, Baler), the southern portion of Zambales (Masinloc, Palauig, Iba, Botolan, Cabangan, San Felipe, San Marcelino, San Narciso, San Antonio, Castillejos, Subic, Olongapo City), Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, the rest of Batangas, the rest of Romblon, Oriental Mindoro, and the northern portion Occidental Mindoro (Abra de Ilog, Paluan, Mamburao, Santa Cruz, Sablayan, Lubang Islands), Catanduanes, the rest of Quezon, the rest of Camarines Norte, and the rest of Camarines Sur, Eastern Samar, the rest of Samar, the rest of Northern Samar, the northern portion of Cebu (Daanbantayan, Medellin, Santa Fe, Bantayan Islands, City of Bogo, San Remigio, Tabogon, Borbon, Tabuelan, Sogod, Tuburan, Catmon, Carmen, Danao City, Asturias, Compostela, Camotes Islands, Liloan, Consolacion, Cebu City, Balamban, Mandaue City), the northern portion Negros Occidental (Cadiz City, Manapla, Enrique B. Magalona, City of Victorias, Sagay City, City of Escalante, Toboso, Calatrava, Silay City), the northern portion of Iloilo (Carles, Estancia, Balasan, Batad, San Dionisio, Concepcion, Sara, Ajuy, Lemery, San Rafael, Barotac Viejo, City of Passi, Bingawan), Capiz, and Aklan.
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