LTFRB orders southbound buses to stop trips to avoid port congestion due to Typhoon ‘Nina’
By Aerol John B. Patena
MANILA, Dec. 24 (PNA) — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has directed buses going South to halt trips while still in their terminals to avoid congestion in ports due to Typhoon ‘Nina’.
The directive was issued Saturday after the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)’s no sailing order on Bicol, Sorsogon and other areas, where Signal No. 1 was raised by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Services Administration (PAGASA), as the number of stranded passengers in Batangas and Bicol ports are increasing.
PAGASA has hoisted Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 over the provinces of Southern Quezon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon and Masbate including Ticao, Burias Island, Northern Samar and Eastern Samar.
The PCG has reported that a total of 5,723 passengers were stranded Saturday due to the onslaught of Typhoon Nina.
In its advisory, the PCG said that travel was suspended for 144 roll-on roll-off (RORO) vessels, 25 vessels and three motor bancas in ports in Bicol and Eastern Visayas due to ‘Nina’.
‘Nina’ is expected to make its landfall tomorrow and RORO may clear for travel in the afternoon. (PNA)