Habagat na pinalakas ng Bagyong Henry, dahilan para kanselahin ang ilang byahe ng barko sa Central Visayas
admin • July 22, 2014 • 4783
Ikinansela ang mga biyahe ng mga passenger vessel sa Central Visayas dahil sa masamang panahon na dulot ng hanging Habagat na pinagiibayo ng Bagyong Henry (UNTV News)
CEBU, Philippines — Nadagdagan pa ang mga biyahe ng mga passenger vessel sa Central Visayas na nakansela dahil sa lakas ng hangin at malalaking alon sa karagatan.
Ito ay dahil na rin sa epekto ng southwest monsoon o hanging Habagat na pinagiibayo pa ng Bagyong Henry.
Ayon sa datos mula sa Coastguard Cebu, umabot na sa sampung passenger vessel ang nagkansela ng biyahe simula kahapon ala-siete ng umaga.
Halos tatlong daan na rin na mga pasahero ang na-stranded sa iba’t ibang pantalan.
Ang mga biyaheng nakansela ay ang mula Cebu papuntang Baybay Leyte, Hilongos Leyte, Bato Leyte, Kanselado rin ang mga biyahe mula Bantayan patungong Panay Negros, at Cadiz Negros, Hagnaya patungong Masbate, at Tabuelan to Masbate, maging ang biyahe mula Tabuelan patungong Negros Occidental.
Ayon sa PAGASA Mactan, umaabot sa 10-15 metro ang taas ng alon kaya naman hindi pinahihintulutan na makabyahe ang mga maliliit na sasakyang pangdagat.
Samantala, ayon naman sa Department of Education Region 7, na kinansela ang lahat ng antas ng klase sa Negros Oriental.
Bagamat hindi direktang matatamaan ng bagyo ang Central Visayas, inaasahang tatagal pa ang masamang panahon sa Central Visayas hanggang sa Miyerkules. Kaya naman naka blue alert na ang Office of the Civil Defense Region 7.
Nagbabala ang mga awtoridad sa mga kababayan natin na nakatira sa mga landslide at flood prone areas na magsagawa na ng preemptive evacuation. (Naomi Sorianosos, UNTV News)
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Sonny Angara on Tuesday called for the establishment of more mega quarantine facilities in Central Visayas, especially in Cebu as it emerges as the new epicenter of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.
“The Department of Health should step up its response in Cebu City because the only way that we can flatten the curve is if all areas of the country are able to control the spread of the disease,” Angara said in a statement.
As of June 28, 2020, Region 7 has breached the 8,000 mark on the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, with Cebu City accounting for 4,962 of these infections.
A total of 252 COVID-19 deaths have also been recorded, with 157 of these from Cebu City.
Cebu City is the only area in the country placed under enhanced community quarantine.
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF) earlier said it is now looking for possible sites to construct additional isolation or quarantine facilities in Cebu City.
Angara noted that a newly-constructed quarantine facility in the city, which can accommodate more than 300 patients, was opened on Monday, June 29.
The senator, a COVID-19 survivor, also called on more hospitals in Cebu City to consider using convalescent plasma therapy to treat severe cases of coronavirus disease.
Some hospitals in Metro Manila and Cebu undertook efforts to use convalescent plasma therapy and hybrid therapeutic plasma exchange as possible treatments for COVID-19 patients.
The hybrid therapeutic plasma exchange involves the removal of bad plasma from a patient and replacing these with good plasma from donors.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Central Visayas will use sniffing dogs to detect pork and pork products in the various ports in the region.
This is in response to the executive order of the Cebu provincial government which temporarily bans live hogs, pork, and pork products in the province.
The said ban aims to protect the region from the threat of the African Swine Fever (ASF).
The PCG Central Visayas will deploy sniffing dogs in ports including a golden retriever named ‘Poochie’ who is the first pork-detecting dog. Poochie can detect frozen, raw, processed, and canned meat.
According to PCG Central Visayas Spokesperson Lt. Junior Grade Michael Encina, they want to fill the gap in the detection capability of the PCG.
“We all know for the fact that Cebu is known for lechon and it’s not only the economic side ang maaapektuhan (that will be affected) but as well as the tourism factor. So isa rin po ito sa tinitingnang anggulo ng PCG (So that is also one of the angles the PCG is looking into),” he said.
“This capability ng ating Coastguard Central Visayas is to address iyong need natin for detection ng all pork or pork-related products coming here in the province of Cebu (This capability of our Coastguard Central Visayas is to address our need to detect all pork or pork-related productscoming here in the province of Cebu),” Encina added.
Meanwhile, the PCG will train 30 more dogs which will aid in detecting pork and pork products. —AAC (with reports from Gladys Toabi)
UNTV is a major TV broadcast network with 24-hour programming. An Ultra High Frequency station with strong brand content that appeal to everyone, UNTV is one of the most trusted and successful Philippine networks that guarantees wholesome and quality viewing experience.