Aileen Abay-Abay and other passengers were bound to Cebu via OceanJet on Tuesday at 10:40 a.m. after OceanJet resumed its trips on Tuesday morning.
Abay-Abay, a mall supervisor, said that she was expected to go work on Monday.
But while the trip was halfway, it returned to Tagbilaran Port.
“It was so scary,” she said. “Daghan nagsuka kay perti ka bawd.”
Abay-Abay instead took the 12:10 p.m. trip via Lite Ferry of Lite Shipping Corporation.
Some passengers of OceanJet bound to Dumaguete at 7:30 a.m. returned to Tagbilaran Port after strong waves battered them at the open sea.
It cancelled its trip from Tagbilaran to Dumaguete at 12:10 p.m. and Plaridel at 8 a.m.
The inclement weather also affected the livelihood of some fishermen.
In Baclayon town, boats were put safely in the seashore to protect from strong waves.
It has been four days that they didn’t sail out due to the strong waves.
On GMA’s Balitang Bisdak, it reported that some vendors at Family Beach and Caingget Beach in Barangay Booy in Tagbilaran City had to close their stores.
Fishermen were advised against venturing out to sea due to strong winds spawned by a surge of the southwest monsoon (habagat) enhanced by tropical depression Hanna.
The state weather bureau forecast gale-force winds off the coasts of Central and Eastern Visayas seaboard.
Coastal waters in those areas will be rough to very rough, generating 3.25 to 4.08-meter waves, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).