CEBU - Hundreds of passengers bound for Cagayan de Oro City (CDO) and Butuan were stranded at the Mactan Cebu International Airport Monday, after Cebu Pacific and Air Asia cancelled flights to CDO and Cebu.
Cancelled flights of Cebu Pacific are 5J203, 5J204, 5J 205, 5J206, 5J 875, and 5J876, while for Air Asia, PQ538 and PQ539.
Roda Secuya and her family were among the passengers supposed to be on board an Air Asia flight to CDO at 12:30pm, but the flight was cancelled and they were re-booked for Wednesday.
The family came to Cebu last weekend for the Sinulog celebrations.
"We have no choice, we will stay here (Cebu). It's better that our flight was cancelled than take the risk," says Roda.
Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific flight 5J381 from Manila to CDO was diverted to Cebu, while Philippine Airlines express flight 2P967 from Manila to Butuan was also diverted to Cebu.
Several sea trips to different provinces were also cancelled, while 31 vessels going to Danao City, Camotes Island, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Bantayan Island, Tagbilaran City, Ormoc City and Leyte remain anchored in different ports due to strong winds and waves.