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Calapan City asks travelers to cancel trips amid bad weather condition due to Agaton

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The City of Calapan has asked the travelers to just cancel their trips to Batangas port if it is unimportant as SuperCat and Ocean Jet trips have already been cancelled due to bad weather condition.

Tropical Depression Agaton is causing weather disturbances in different areas in MIMAROPA region forcing cancellation of SuperCat and Ocean Jet trips today because of rough waves.

“Kung hindi naman po ganun kahalaga ang pagluwas natin sa Batangas Pier, inaa bisuhan po na huwag na po munang dumagdag pa sa karamihan sa Calapan Pier dahil hindi po natin hawak ang panahon,” the city said.

Manatili nalang muna tayo sa ating mga tahanan at hintaying gumandag ang panahon. Wala pa rin pong byahe ang Supercat at Ocean Jet dahil sa malakas na alon. Tanging mga Roro Vessels lang po ang nakakabyahe,” it added.

As of 2:00 pm today, the Philippine Ports Authority, Mindoro announced the cancellation of SuperCat and Ocean Jet trips due to bad weather.

“As of 2:00pm (Jan. 2, 2018) nananatili pa rin pong kanselado ang biyahe ng lahat ng fastcraft (Oceanjet at Supercat), ganun din po ang Starlite Saturn. Ang iba pa pong roro vessels kasama po ang ibang barko ng Starlite ay regular naman pong bumibiyahe. Babala po para sa publiko, nananatili pa rin pong malakas ang alon na maaring magdulot ng inconvenience sa inyong pagbiyahe,” the PPA said.

According to the latest weather bulletin of PAG-ASA, moderate to heavy rains is expected over the areas under signal no. 1as well as Bicol Region, Samar provinces, Southern Quezon, Panay Island and the rest of MIMAROPA.

“Residents of these areas must undertake precautionary measures against possible flooding and landslides and coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management offices,” the PAGASA said.

“Sea travel is risky over the areas under TCWS #1 and the seaboards of Northern Luzon and Southern Luzon, eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, eastern and western seaboards of Visayas, and eastern seaboard of Mindanao due to the surge of Northeast Monsoon and TD “AGATON,” the state weather bureau said.

TD Agaton is expected to make landfall in Palawan tonight.