Almost 30k home-bound passengers showed up in ports ahead of Undas

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Nearly 30,000 outbound passengers were listed by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) days before the observance of the All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day.

The data released by PCG showed that a total of 29, 822 passengers were recorded in various ports across the country.

As of 6 a.m., Central Visayas was monitored with 9,448 passengers, Southern Tagalog with a total number of 5,256.

Furthermore, the PCG released data recording 4,478 outbound passengers in Western Visayas and 2,746 in South Eastern Mindanao.

Meanwhile, other passengers where hailing from Bicol with 1893, Northern Mindanao with 2135, Eastern Visayas with 1518, and Southern Visayas with 2348.

PCG commandant Vice Admiral Joel Garcia said that the agency focused in its maritime security front in the southern part of the country to prevent mishap in the coming holidays.

Garcia further insisted that PCG was directed to prioritize the security of transportation infrastructure, ships as well as ports and bridges.

Lastly, PCG declared nationwide red alert to ensure the safety of the travelers.