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Day 3: 175 Olango-bound passengers remain stranded at Angasil, Hilton Wharfs

By: Doris C. Bongcac August 06,2019 - 02:01 PM

The Lapu-Lapu City government distributed lunch to Olango Island-bound passengers who remain stranded at the Angasil and Hilton Wharfs. /Photo grabbed from Nagiel Bañacia’s Facebook page

CEBU CITY, Philippines – With travels to Olango Island still suspended, the Lapu-Lapu City government continued to distribute meals to passengers who have remained stranded at the Angasil Wharf in Barangay Mactan and the Hilton Wharf in Barangay Punta Engaño this afternoon, August 6.

But the number of stranded passengers have already reduced to 175 as of this afternoon from more than 200 yesterday, says a Nagiel Bañacia, head of the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Read More: Over 100 Olango residents stranded at Angasil Port

In its 5 a.m. weather advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that a gale warning remains in effect in Central Philippines, the reason why vessels weighing less than 250 gross tons are still barred from sailing.

“Still NO trips are allowed today in fours islands in Lapu-lapu City; Olango, Pangan.an, Caohagan & Caubian,” Bañacia said in a Facebook post this morning.

Read More: Rough Seas: 4 from Olango Island transported to mainland Lapu for medical treatment

Bañacia said that stranded passengers have remained at the Angasil and Hilton Wharf since Sunday afternoon, August 4.

“Up to 175 stranded passengers are still stranded at both wharfs. They are hoping for the Gale Warning to be lifted asap so that they can go home to Olango and other islands under Lapu-lapu city,” he said.

 

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