Power outage, ‘No Sail Policy’ affect Talim Island villages in Binangonan

Power interruption in at least 17 villages in Binangonan, Rizal and the ‘no-sail policy’ of the Philippine Coast Guard in Laguna Lake have been affecting residents in Talim Island since May 25.

In a report obtained from the office of Binangonan Mayor Cesar Ynares, Manila Bulletin learned that as of 10 p.m. on May 26, there was still no electricity in the 17 villages in the Binangonan side of Talim Island.

With no power since May 25, the island villages also have to follow the PCG’s no sail policy while there was a storm signal in Binangonan. 

As of 10 p.m. on May 26, the town, and the rest of the eastern portion of the province such as Cardona, Jala-Jala, Pililla, Tanay, Morong, Baras, Rodriguez, Antipolo, Teresa and Binangonan were under Tropical Storm Signal No. 2 due to Storm Aghon. 

PCG Station Rizal which is based in Binangonan announced that the no-sail policy will remain in effect until otherwise lifted by the PCG.

Manila Bulletin learned from the office of Mayor Ynares that the suspension of the movement of all types of boats in Laguna Lake will remain in effect while there is a storm signal in the province according to the PCG Binangonan Station. 

In its Sea Travel Advisory, the PCG Rizal Station suspended the movement of all types of boats regardless of tonnage in the waters of Laguna Lake since May 25.