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Bad weather cancels 28 flights

At least 28 flights scheduled on Monday are still cancelled due to the bad weather, Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said.

Tropical depression “Agaton,” which has weakened into a Low Pressure Area (LPA), continues to bring moderate to heavy rains in several provinces in Mindanao, prompting airline companies to cancel flights to and from Cagayan De Oro, Butuan and Surigao.

Based on its Twitter feeds, DOTC said cancelled flights include:

Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila flights
• Z2-340, Z2-341
• 2P-519, 2P-520
• 5J-397, 5J-398
• 2P-869
• 2P-870
• 5J-527, 5J-528
• 5J-381, 5J-382
• 5J-383, 5J-384
• 2P-525, 2P-526
• 2P-965, 2P-966
• 2P-385, 2P-386

Manila-Butuan-Manila flights
• 5J-785, 5J-786
• 5J-383
• 5J-787, 5J-788
• 5J-791, 5J-792

Surigao-Manila-Surigao flights
• 2P-065, 2P-066

Caticlan-Manila-Caticlan flights 5J-893 and 5J-894 were also cancelled due to “aircraft situation,” DOTC said.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said the number of passengers stranded at different ports in the south due to bad weather has gone down to 661 as of 12 noon of Monday, less than half of the earlier reported 1,552 passengers this morning. The number of stranded passengers was a big drop from the 10,708 passengers recorded on Saturday.

Using its official Facebook account, the PCG said 120 stranded passengers came from Cebu port and 20 from Tagbilaran port. In Bicol ports, the PCG has recorded 180 passengers from Pasacao, 230 in Bulan, and 51 from Masbate.

A total of 34 vessels, 13 motorized boats and 39 rolling cargoes are still not allowed to sail from those ports, the PCG added.