NDRRMC lifts rocket launch ban on flying, sailing, fishing

January 31, 2013 12:18 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 31 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Thursday lifted the ban on flying, fishing and sailing in the eastern seaboard of the country after South Korea successfully launched a satellite into space.

NDRRMC Executive Director Benito Ramos said the rocket was launched Wednesday afternoon, and some parts of the rocket fell on the Pacific Ocean.

The NDRRMC indicated the debris may fall over the area east of the Philippines, and that the "danger period" is between 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Manila time.

With the development, the no-flying, no-fishing, and no-sailing policy at the country's eastern seaboard is now lifted.

Since Tuesday, the NDRRMC had been on red alert for the rocket launch of South Korea to send a satellite into orbit. (PNA)

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