Typhoon “Ineng” (international name Goni) has maintained its strength as it moves toward extreme Northern Luzon said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). As 4:00 pm on Wednesday, the eye of the typhoon was located 690 kilometers East of Calayan, Cagayan with maximum sustained winds of 180 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph. Storm Signal Number 2 is hoisted over the Batanes Group of Islands and Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands. Enhanced “Habagat” or Southwest Monsoon is currently affecting Palawan and Visayas with occasional rains over western Luzon including Metro Manila beginning Thursday until early next week. Sea travel is also risky over the eastern seaboard of Luzon and seaboards of Northern and Eastern Samar.