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Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014

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Over 1500 passengers stranded in Philippine ports due to typhoon

Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN | Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014

A man assisted a motorcyclist after he fell along a main road after strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun, locally called Glenda, battered the capital, metro Manila July 16, 2014.

Thousands of passengers were stranded in various ports in provinces south of Manila, Philippines after trips and port operations were suspended due to Typhoon "Glenda" (international name: Rammasun).

As of early Tuesday, the combined number of stranded passengers at the Batangas City port and the Dalahican port in Quezon has reached 1,496, according to Vicente Tomazar, director of the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (DRRMC) in Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon.

He also said a total of 129 rolling cargoes and 16 sea vessels were not allowed to sail.

In the Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan (Mimaropa) region, 375 passengers were stranded at the Calapan and Dangay ports in Oriental Mindoro, Abra de Ilog port in Occidental Mindoro, and Poctoy port in Odiongan, Romblon.

Heavy rains were also reported between 2am and 3am in the towns of Mogpog, Gasan, Sta. Cruz and Boac in Marinduque and in Ferrol and Looc in Romblon, although there were no reports of flooding yet in these areas, according to the 5am report from the Mimaropa.

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