Manila, Oct. 23 -- The governor of Albay on Friday issued an advisory alerting residents on the possible effects of Tropical Depression Quinta that is forecast to hit the province and other parts of the Bicol Region in the coming days.

Gov. Al Francis Bichara issued Advisory No. 1 banning the sailing of fishing vessels, and telling Albayanos to closely monitor the weather updates to be sent through text messaging and the local broadcast media.

Ariel Samudio, Legazpi City-based weather forecaster of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that it is too early to tell what place in Bicol will be hit by the eye of TD Quinta.

Cedric Daep, head of the Albay Public Safety and Emergency Man...