Travel advisories: Flights, boat trips cancelled due to Urduja
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PUMMELED. €‹Heavy winds and rainfall pound Tacloban City as Urduja is expected to make landfall in Eastern Samar in the afternoon of December 16, 2017. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

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MANILA, Philippines – Several flights and boat trips were cancelled Saturday, December 16, as state weather bureau PAGASA raised typhooon signals over several provinces due to Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak).

In a bulletin issued by PAGASA at 2:30 pm, Urduja made landfall in San Policarpio, Eastern Samar, on Saturday.


Cebu Pacific cancelled the following flights on Saturday:

  • 5J 651/652 Manila-Tacloban-Manila
  • 5J 649/650 Manila-Tacloban-Manila
  • 5J 373/374 Manila-Roxas-Manila

Boat trips

2GO cancelled the following ship voyages as a hold departure order is enforced in ports:

  • Manila North Harbor Terminal – SFX, SRU, STC, SMA, SLG, at SAH
  • Batangas Port – SAP, SIL, SRD
  • Zamboanga Port – SAU
  • Cebu Port – SJP

PAGASA said that sea travel remains risky in seaboards of areas under tropical cyclone warning signals. Thousands of passengers have been stranded at various ports. (LOOK: Houses in Eastern Samar flooded due to Urduja)

Based on its forecast track, Urduja will eventually get downgraded back to a tropical depression by Monday, December 18, then leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday, December 19. –