All sea-based trips from Matnog Port in Sorsogon that are bound for Northern Samar have resumed after being initially postponed due to typhoon “Odette,” the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) announced Friday, Dec. 17.
However, PCG spokesperson Commodore Armand Balilo clarified that trips that will traverse the Bogo, Cebu route remained suspended.
“As of 11 a.m. [Friday], all trips from Matnog Port bound for Northern Samar except Bogo, Cebu route have resumed,” Balilo told reporters.
Prior to this, the PCG recorded a total of 4,741 passengers, drivers, and cargo helpers currently stranded in various ports nationwide amid Odette’s onslaught.
According to a weather advisory released by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) at 11 a.m., Odette continued to pass over the Sulu Sea as it approached Palawan.