Agaton forces flight cancellations
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MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A number of domestic flights to and from Luzon and Mindanao were cancelled Saturday, January 18, due to bad weather caused by Tropical Depression Agaton.
On Saturday morning, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) announced on its Twitter account the cancellation of the following flights:
Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) flights
- 5J-785 Manila-Butuan
- 5J-786 Butuan-Manila
- 5J-791 Manila-Butuan
- 5J-792 Butuan-Manila
- 5J-787 Manila-Butuan
- 5J-788 Butuan-Manila
Philippine Airlines Express (PALex) flights
- 2P-967 Manila-Butuan
- 2P-968 Butuan-Manila
- 2P-065 Manila-Surigao
- 2P-066 Surigao-Manila
Agaton's strong winds and heavy rainfall caused 13 landslides and 6 incidents of flashflooding in Regions 8, 9, 10, 11, Caraga and ARMM. As of 6 am Saturday, at least 37 people were reported dead, 65 injured, and 7 still missing. – Rappler.com
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