The provinces of Negros Occidental and Oriental were placed under Storm Signal Number One as of 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon, along with at least 23 other areas in Visayas and Mindanao, as Tropical Depres-sion Seniang intensified slightly yesterday afternoon, state weather agency PAGASA said.
BACOLOD CITY First Lady Josefa Puentevella (3rd from left) together with BSC representative Chris De Guzman, Regional Head Vicente Jandayan, Area Head Gina Amiscaray, Branch Head Jennifer Castandielo and Deputy Regional Sales Head Dennis Lu during the Grand Opening and inauguration of the new Metrobank branch at 9th St. Lacson last Tuesday, December 23.*
BACOLOD CITY Councilors Wilson “Jun” Gamboa, Jr. and Kalaw Puentevella together with Brgy. Villamonte Punong Barangay Friday Solinap (2nd from right) join Se. Alan Peter Cayetano in the distribution of financial assistance to the Association of Tricycle Operators in Purok Akishola in Barangay Villamonte last December 22.*
This will mean more passengers in Visayas and Mindanao -- who are going back to either their work across the seas for the last working day of 2014, or going home for the New Year celebrations, will be stranded today and tomorrow or until the storm signal is lifted, in the various seaports.
Fastcrafts, roll-on roll-off and inter-island vessels as well as fishing boats are automatically prohibited from sailing once a storm signal is hoisted in areas where they ply or cross.
In its 5PM update yesterday, PAGASA also said Seniang may make landfall this morning in the vicinity of Tandag, Surigao del Sur.
PAGASA said that as of 4PM yesterday, Seniang was estimated at 150 km east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, with maximum winds of 55 kph near the center.
It is forecast to move west-northwest at 13 kph and is expected to be 110 km north-northeast of Lumbia by this (Monday) afternoon.
By Tuesday (tomorrow) afternoon it is expected to be 100 km west of Dipolog City.
By Wednesday afternoon it is expected to be 190 km southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.