Some 2,000 passengers were stranded Tuesday in several ports across Luzon after typhoon Rosita forced the cancellation of boat trips amid the All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day rush, the Philippine Coast Guard said.
Majority of the stranded travelers are at the ports of Batangas and Lucena, Quezon, PCG spokesman Capt. Armand Balilo told radio DZMM.
Around 200 passengers, meanwhile, were barred from sailing to Manila from Iloilo, he said.
Cancelled boat trips will push through 2 hours after state weather bureau PAGASA lifts the storm signals over areas in Rosita's path, said Balilo.
Rosita hit land in Isabela province before dawn on Tuesday, 2 days before millions of Filipino Catholics troops to cemeteries to honor their dead, state weather bureau PAGASA said.
Moderate to heavy rains may trigger floods and landslides in northern and central Luzon, PAGASA warned.
Storm surges of up to 3 meters are possible over the coastal areas of Isabela, Cagayan, Aurora, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, La Union, and Pangasinan, it added.
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DZMM, 30 October 2018