#LandoPH strands passengers, cargos

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Lipa City (CNN Philippines) — A total of 2,225 passengers were already stranded in 6 districts of Southern Tagalog according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Batangas as of Saturday noon (October 17).

The weather bureau PAGASA had placed Batangas under Signal No. 1 which automatically cancelled all trips of passenger vessels.

The six districts are composed of Batangas, Lucena, Puerto Real, Quezon, Romblon, Calapan Mindoro and Mamburao and Occidental Mindoro.

As early as Saturday morning, a total of 1,001 passengers were already stranded at Batangas port, mostly  from the province of Oriental Mindoro and bound for Calapan City.

While some other were bound for Occidental Mindoro and Romblon, according to the local PCG.

Trips were cancelled as early as 11 p.m. Friday night (October 16) due to Typhoon Lando.

In a related development, some 372 rolling cargos were also not allowed to board ships in the whole area of responsibility of PCG.

In Batangas port, 275 rolling cargos were part of the stranded vehicles due to rough seas.