All students in public and private schools as well as workers in all government offices in Metro Manila can now go home and avoid getting stuck in flood.
This was after Malacañang issued Memorandum Circular 77 on Monday (June 6) afternoon due to the bad weather brought about by the effects of Typhoon “Egay”.
“Upon the recommendation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and in view of the inclement weather brought about by Typhoon “Egay”, work in government offices and classes in all levels, both public and private, in the National Capital Region, are hereby suspended today, July 6, 2015,” the memorandum read, signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa.
The memorandum was forwarded to the media at 3:25 p.m.
The suspension of work does not apply to those agencies whose functions involve the delivery of basic and health services, preparedness/response to disaster and calamities, and/or the performance of other vital public services shall continue with their operations and render the necessary services, the memo added.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Metro Manila has been experiencing rains due to southwest monsoon enhanced by storm “Egay.”
Public storm signal no. 2 is hoisted over the Northern Luzon provinces of Batanes, Cagayan, including Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands, Apayao, Kalinga, Isabela, Ilocos Norte and Abra.
Provinces under signal no. 1 include Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet, Ilocos Sur, Aurora, La Union, Mt. Province and Ifugao.