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first_imgRead Next “I arrived in the ticketing office at 10:00 a.m. but I was able to buy tickets at 4:00 in the afternoon,” he told Cebu Daily News. “Although it was very tiring, we had to endure the hot weather and be patient with the long line because we need to get home to celebrate New Year with the whole family.”He was supposed to leave last night so he thought buying a ticket Friday morning was early enough. But he was proven wrong, as all vessels going to Borongan, Samar were already fully booked. He had no choice but to go home via Ormoc City last night.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOIndian coffee magnate’s body found by riverAs of December 27, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Central Visayas recorded 50,715 passengers coming to Cebu and 44,254 passengers leaving Cebu. Despite the crowd, PCG Central Visayas District Commander William Melad said that no problems were encountered during their inspections of passenger vessels.The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) 7 issued special permits for buses, with LTFRB-7 Director Ahmed Cuizon adding that more special permits were issued this year compared to last year. LATEST STORIES Painters refuse to go quietly SMC bags Bulacan airport project Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage MOST READ Starting from Dec. 17, LTFRB-7 has issued 64 special permits for additional buses and 59 special permits for Public Utility Jeeps (PUJ).MORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execs View comments Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege Passengers had to queue for several hours to buy boat tickets, and authorities had to issue special permits for buses, as hundreds of thousands of people travel to their provinces to celebrate New Year.Pedro Obaldo, 57, said he stood in line for about six hours last Friday to get a ticket for Samar, his hometown.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Baybayin revival makes native PH history hiplast_img read more