100 Cebu-bound passengers stranded 

By Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Around 100 Cebu-bound passengers in the northern part of Negros Occidental were unable to cross to Cebu Island due to Typhoon “Jolina.”

Captain Ludovico Librilla, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Western Visayas said that trips from the cities of Escalante and Sagay bound for the towns of Tuburan and Tabuelan in Cebu were suspended around 6 a.m.

This after the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) placed the northern part of Cebu province under Storm Signal No.1.

By around 11:00 a.m. PAGASA also include the northern part of Negros Occidental under Storm Signal No.1 as “Jolina” made landfall on Masbate Island.

Meanwhile, the PCG station in Bacolod City’s Barangay Banago, reported one roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessel with seven drivers and helpers as passengers bound for the town of Tabuelan, Cebu were stranded at the Sagay City Port.

In Escalante City, three RoRo vessels at the city’s Danao and Barcelona port bound also for Tabuelan and the town of Tuburan were barred from leaving port.

At least 97 passengers, most of whom were drivers and helpers with their cargoes, were stranded.