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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, April 6, 2015
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Sea travel resumes

Sea travel is now back to normal after some fast crafts and roll-on-roll off vessels plying the Negros-Panay route stopped their operations during Holy Week, and because of typhoon Chedeng, Philippine Coast Guard-Bacolod head Lt. Commander Glenn Daraug said yesterday.

Daraug said that as of yesterday there were few passengers arriving at the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corp. port, one of the busiest sea ports in Negros Occidental.

He said most sea vessels were 25 to 80 percent occupied, perhaps because many travelers returned on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Jade Seballos , legal and media relations manager of Vallacar Transit, said  they have enough buses to cater to those who are returning from towns and cities in Negros Occidental.

To ensure the safety of passengers Vallacars' buses were thoroughly inspected while their drivers' eyesight were checked as well, she said.

Elmar Defensor, Land Transportation Office Bacolod law enforcement services chief, said they continue to check public utility vehicles to ensure that they are in good running condition before allowing them to leave the terminals.*APN



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