Report: Bad weather prompts Arroyo to cancel Siargao trip

5/7/09 MANILA, Philippines – Stormy weather caused by typhoon "Emong" (Chan-Hom) has forced President Arroyo to cancel her engagement in Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte Thursday.

Bombo Radyo reported that while the weather in Siargao is fair, it is inclement in Luzon, from where she is scheduled to take a flight for the island.

A MalacaƱang statement on Wednesday said President Arroyo was to formally open a sea fishing derby by flinging a baited fishing hook into the Siargao Island waters.

The sea fishing derby is designed to establish and promote Siargao Island not only as a game fishing capital for local and international anglers but also as a favorite tourism destination and surfing paradise.

It is expected to make Siargao Island break into the tourist industry's lexicon of "must visit" destinations. - GMANews.TV
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