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Bising cancels ferry trips, strands passengers in Liloan, Ormoc ports

Tacloban City (February 13) -- Philippine Coast Guards in Liloan, Southern Leyte and Ormoc City in Leyte cancelled ferry trips the whole day of February 13, 2009, due to tropical depression Bising.

This was learned from the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council of Eastern Visayas Operations Center as of 3:00 o'clock in the afternoon of February 13.

As a result of the cancellation of trips, about 151 passengers were stranded at the Liloan Ferry Terminal in Southern Leyte. Of the 151 passengers, 74 were male, 61 were female and 16 were children.

Also stranded at the Liloan Ferry Terminal were 37 vehicles, of which 18 were light vehicles, 1 bus, and 18 trucks.

The number of ships at the port is three and the number of ships on hold is three, the report of the RDCC Opcen signed by RDCC Executive Director Angel Gaviola, showed.

Meanwhile, at the Baseport in Ormoc City, 322 passengers and 37 vehicles were stranded. The number of ships at the Ports is 3 and there is only one ship which is on hold.

Storm Signal No. 1 previously declared in Eastern Samar, Western Samar, Biliran Island, Leyte Provinces, Northern Cebu and Bohol in the Visayas as well as in Dinagat Province, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Norte in Mindanao was lifted as of 5:00 in the afternoon of Friday.

In a weather bulletin issued Friday afternoon, PAGASA said Bising "has weakened into a low pressure area as it interacted with the land mass of northern Mindanao and eastern Visayas." It was spotted 70 kilometers northeast of Surigao City at 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon of Friday.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said, however, that the affected areas could still experience heavy rains and residents "are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides." (PIA 8) [top]

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