Classes, government work suspended as 'Tisoy' approaches

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Dennis Pineda issued on Monday an executive order that suspends classes in all levels for public and private schools starting December 2 to 3 in anticipation of the effects of Typhoon Tisoy in Pampanga and Central Luzon.

Work in government offices in Pampanga was also suspended Tuesday, December 3.

Pineda said the preparations of the Provincial Government are underway for the possible onslaught of the typhoon.

The executive order does not cover the private sector, leaving to management the discretion to suspend work in respective establishments and offices.

Pineda had also ordered the full mobilization of personnel in district and provincial hospitals in Pampanga in anticipation of the typhoon.

Pineda also required the operation of skeletal forces in front line services of the government and agencies to ensure the delivery of important services.

Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDDRMO) head Angie Blanco reiterated the call for vigilance and advised the public to take precautionary measures and cooperate with authorities for their safety, even as it reassured the local disaster councils' preparedness to respond during disasters.

The PDRRMO Operations Center will remain activated and has prepositioned disaster response equipment and manpower on stand-by 24/7, while all city and municipal DRRMOs were advised to conduct activation, close monitoring of their areas of responsibility, quick and timely reporting for possible effects.

Residents of low-lying and mountainous areas are advised to be cautious about possible flooding and landslides.


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