Netizens also reported outages in Balingasa, Quezon City Puerto Princesa, Palawan Santa Rosa, Laguna, and Sibuyan Island
Vote-buying was rampant in Southern Luzon, with reports of P50 to P500 notes stapled to sample ballots with the names of candidates for congressman, governor and mayor being given to voters in San Fernando town on Sibuyan Island
In recent years, Romelco had, likewise, established a 30-kW solar diesel hybrid generation system in Cobrador Island, and 1,350-kW mini hydro power plant in Cantingas, San Fernando, Sibuyan Island
The Philippines is known as a global biodiversity hotspot, and small Sibuyan Island
is no exception.
The third is forecast to hit Sibuyan Island
on Sunday night and would bring with it strong winds and storm surge.
Rodrigo Bella, of Harbour Star, the company contracted by the authorities to retrieve the remains of the victims of the tragedy off Masbate province's Sibuyan Island
, said work continued just as any other working day searching fatalities' remains.
The joint report by the European Union and United Nations experts dispatched from 9 to 20 July to the Philippines to assess the situation of Princess of the Stars', a ferry that capsized on 21 June off Sibuyan Island
during Typhoon Fengshen, was submitted to the Philippine authorities on 1 August.
The government on Sunday launched a massive rescue operation to rescue survivors of the ill-fated ferry that left Manila on Friday night for Cebu and capsized Saturday off Sibuyan Island
The 23,824-ton Princess of Stars left Manila on Friday night for Cebu and capsized Saturday in choppy waters caused by Typhoon Fengshen off Sibuyan Island
Some 127 bodies have been pulled from central waters off Sibuyan island
, but the majority of victims apparently remain trapped in the upturned ferry whose hull remains visible above the waves.
Only the tip of the bow juts from the water 500 yards off Sibuyan island