6K travelers noted in CV as exodus for Kalag-Kalag starts
THOUSANDS of passengers from Central Visayas have started flocking to ports in the region as the expected exodus of travelers begins over the weekend for the long All Saints’ Day holiday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Saturday.
According to the PCG, as of 6 a.m. on Saturday, they had monitored 6,877 sea travel passengers in Central Visayas, the second highest number recorded in the eight Coast Guard districts.
The PCG said they monitored a total of 25,139 passengers in the eight Coast Guard districts.
The highest number of travelers came from Southern Luzon with 7,813. It was followed by Central Visayas and Western Visayas with 4,098 travelers.
The Malacañang has declared October 31, Tuesday, a special non-working day, and November 1, Wednesday, as special non-working holiday in observance of the All Saints’ Day.
Ports officials said most of the travelers probably filed a leave of absence for Monday — October 30, which is a regular working day — to experience the very long weekend.