Passengers board on a sea vessel docked at the Calapan Port in Oriental Mindoro this Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Philippine Coast Guard)
MANILA -- The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has monitored more than 24,000 passengers in ports nationwide on Wednesday.
In its advisory, the PCG said a total of 24,664 outbound passengers trooped to various ports across the country from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. of April 17.
Southern Tagalog had the most number of passengers with 10,696 at ports in Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, southern Quezon, Occidental Mindoro, and Romblon.
A total of 2,777 outbound passengers were monitored in Central Visayas followed by Western Visayas with 2,568 and Eastern Visayas with 2,467.
Meanwhile, a total of 1,986 passengers were monitored in Northern Mindanao followed by southern Visayas with 1,777, Bicol with 1,689, National Capital Region-Central Luzon with 381 and southeastern Mindanao with 323.
PCG personnel are also closely monitoring beaches, especially in known tourist destinations like Palawan, Boracay Island, Bohol, and Cebu where emergency response teams are on standby. (PNA)