Hundreds of passengers were rescued from a roll-on-roll-off (ro-ro) vessel on Saturday afternoon after it listed on its side after arriving at the port of Consuelo in San Fransisco town on Camotes Islands
Dominguez III, chairman of the PSF Board, signed four grant agreements to be implemented starting this year, namely: the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Response as an Adaptation Mechanism to Resiliency in Lanuza, Surigao del Sur; the Siargao Climate Field School for Farmers and Fisherfolk in the Municipality of Del Carmen, Siargao Islands, Surigao del Norte; Building Resilience through Community-based Ecological Farming in San Francisco, Camotes Islands
; and Promoting Resiliency and Climate-Informed Gerona in Gerona, Tarlac.
Called the "lost horizon of the south," Camotes Islands
boasts wide selection of beaches, dive sites, and other natural attractions, offering a serious sanctuary to recharge, reflect, and basically chill.
The ferry overturned minutes after pulling out of the port on its voyage to one of the Camotes Islands
, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) to the south.
Spokesman Armand Balilo said the wooden outrigger ferry was leaving Ormoc for the Camotes Islands
, about 27 miles to the south, when it was lashed by strong waves.
The tiny Camotes islands
, between Cebu and Leyte, took a direct hit that flattened most villages, but out of a population of 89,400 there were only five confirmed fatalities.
At least nine people drowned when the wooden hulled M/B St Martin ferry overturned when its bamboo outrigger broke in choppy waters off central Camotes islands
1 in the following areas: Luzon Northern Palawan including Calamian Group of Islands Camarines Norte Southern Quezon Marinduque Romblon Catanduanes Camarines Sur Albay Sorsogon Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands Southern Occidental Mindoro Southern Oriental Mindoro Cuyo Visayas Eastern Samar Northern Samar Samar Biliran Leyte Southern Leyte Northern Cebu including Camotes Islands
Aklan Capiz Iloilo Guimaras Antique Northern Negros Occidental Mindanao Dinagat Islands Areas under Signal No.
Also under signal number 1 were the provinces of Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Northern Cebu including Camotes Islands
, Aklan, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras, Antique, Northern Negros Occidental, and Dinagat Islands.
These are: Luzon Northern Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Groups of Islands southern Quezon Marinduque Romblon Catanduanes Camarines Norte Camarines Sur Albay Sorsogon Masbate (including Ticao and Burias Islands) southern Occidental Mindoro southern Oriental Mindoro Visayas Eastern Samar Northern Samar Samar Biliran Leyte Southern Leyte Northern Cebu (including Camotes Islands
) Aklan Capiz Iloilo Guimaras Antique Northern Negros Occidental.
1 over Romblon, Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate, Ticao and Burias Islands, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, northern part of Cebu, Camotes Islands
, Aklan, Capiz, northern part of Iloilo, northern Negros Occidental, and Dinagat Island.
The areas placed under signal number one were: Sorsogon Masbate, including Ticao Island eastern Samar northern Samar Samar Biliran Leyte southern Leyte northern part of Cebu including Camotes Islands
Dinagat Islands Residents of these areas will experience occasional rains and gusty winds.