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MANILA, Philippines -- Bad weather conditions brought by Tropical storm "Dindo" (Doksuri) forced the cancellations of seven domestic flights.
Philippine Airlines flight PR 226, which left Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 (NAIA 2) at 10 a.m. on Thursday, was not able to land at the Laoag International Airport due to poor visibility.
The flight was carrying 150 passengers.
The cancellation also affected its return flight, PR227.
Earlier,Cebu Pacific was forced to cancel two flights, 5J504 bound for Tuguegarao, scheduled to take off at 11:25 am,and its return flight, 5J505, “due to bad weather,” according to a bulletin from the NAIA Media Affairs Division.
At the same time, two flights of Seair, 2P014, scheduled to leave NAIA 3 at 10:45 am for Tuguegarao, and its return flight, 2P015, were both cancelled.
Cebu Pacific flight 5J902 from Caticlan to Manila was not able to takeoff and had to remain there, also due to bad weather.
PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna, meanwhile, informed passengers bound for Northern Luzon to call 855-8888 to know the status of their respective flights.
Northern Luzon is experiencing rainy weather due to tropical storm "Dindo."
State weather bureau PAGASA said Storm Signal No. 2 remains hoisted over Cagayan, Calayan Group of Islands, Babuyan Group of Islands, Isabela, Batanes Group of Islands, Apayao, Kalinga, Ilocos Norte, Abra, and Mt. Province.
Storm Signal No. 1, meanwhile, has covered more provinces as of 10:00 a.m. These are La Union, Ilocos Sur, Aurora, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, Quirino, Benguet, Pangasinan.
PAGASA Administrator Nathaniel Servando said “Dindo” will not gain strength as it moves towards land, but is still expected to bring more rains as it interacts with the southwest monsoon.