The provincial government of Albay has ordered the suspension of classes effective Wednesday afternoon due to the expected heavy rainfall brought about by Tropical Storm ‘Ramon.’
In an advisory, the Albay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) said classes in all levels in public and private schools are suspended starting 1:00 p.m. Wednesday.
It also urged residents to refrain from crossing swollen rivers and artificial pools of water, as well as fishermen to avoid navigating rough seas.
The agency also advised local disaster units to be on alert and monitor areas that are vulnerable to flashflood and landslides.
As of PAGASA’s 11 a.m. update, tropical cyclone signal number 1 has been raised over Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Eastern Samar, and Northern Samar Provinces.
The state weather bureau said these areas may experience heavy rains.
On Thursday, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains will prevail over the eastern portion of Cagayan, Isabela and Northern Aurora, while light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains will be felt over Bicol Region, Apayao, Quezon, Northern Samar and the rest of Cagayan, Isabela and Aurora.
‘Ramon’ was last spotted at 385 kilometers east of Northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.
MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has suspended classes in all levels and work in government offices on Monday, January 13, in Metro Manila, Calabarzon and Central Luzon due to the Taal volcano ashfall.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, by authority of President Rodrigo Duterte announced the class and gov’t work suspension around midnight in areas affected by the ashfall “except frontline response agencies involved in disaster response,mdelivery of basic and health service, and/or other vital services.”
“The private sector is highly encouraged to suspend work for the safety of their employees,” Medialdea added.
Earlier, local government units have declared class suspensions in all levels in view of the Taal volcano ash explosion.
These areas include: • Batangas province, including municipalities around Taal lake (Talisay, Balete, Mataas na Kahoy, Cuenca, Alitagtag, Sta. Teresita, San Nicolas, Agoncillo, Laurel) • Cavite Province • Laguna • Metro Manila • Bataan • Bulacan province • Pampanga • Capas, Tarlac • Concepcion, Tarlac
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has raised the alert level 4 over Taal Volcano on Sunday night, which means a hazardous explosion is imminent within hours or days.
Phivolcs also recommended that residents in Taal island and high-risk barangays in the towns of Agoncillo and Laurel in Bagangas be evacuated due to possible hazards of pyroclastic density currents and volcanic tsunami.
MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has announced the suspension of classes in all schools in Manila on January 9, Thursday in view of the observance of the annual Traslacion of the Catholic community.
In a Facebook post, the Manila Public Information Office (PIO) said the declaration of class suspension covers all universities and colleges in the city.
Domagoso also ordered the suspension of work in all departments and offices under the Manila City government except for agencies that are involved in maintaining peace and order, public services, traffic enforcement, disaster risk reduction and management and sanitation.
“Suspension of work in national government offices and private companies is left to the discretion of their respective management and or heads of office,” the post read.
Under the Executive Order No. 2 series of 2020, signed by Mayor Isko, states that the class and government work suspension in Manila is in consideration of public order and safety, as well as reduction of traffic congestion during the annual occasion.
The Traslacion event on Thursday is expected to draw large volume of Catholic devotees.
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