Rama: No suspension of classes in Cebu City

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CLASSES in Cebu City will continue this week because there is no threat of typhoon in the area.

Mayor Michael Rama announced this Thursday, May 25, 2023, after he was informed by Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) head Harold Alcontin that Super Typhoon Mawar, which will be locally called Betty, will enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Saturday, May 27, or Sunday, May 28.

The Cebu City Government, however, is preparing for any eventuality that might occur when the typhoon strikes Cagayan Valley, Babuyan and Batanes Islands in northern Luzon on May 29, based on the satellite imagery of Pagasa and the Japan Meteorological Agency shown by Renzo Del Rosario, planning chief of CCDRRMO.

According to Alcontin, the 17 heavy machineries such as compactor, payloader, road grader, excavator and dump trucks have been sent to the mountain barangays where landslides frequently happen during torrential downpours.

He added that no evacuation order has also been issued for the residents in the coastal barangays.

The CCDRRMO also decided to cancel the scheduled fun run on Sunday, May 28, to avoid any untoward incident.

Even if there is no storm signal in Cebu, Rama said they are still prepared.

He noted, though, that the plan to release the salaries of nearly 6,000 employees early will not push through since the typhoon will not hit Cebu. (PAC/TPT)


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