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No work, no classes tomorrow as rescue efforts continue

Malacañang suspends work in government offices, classes in all levels

MANILA – Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque said the Office of the President has suspended work in government offices and classes in public schools at all levels in the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA and the National Capital Region due to the recommendation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Agencies whose functions call for the delivery of basic and health services, preparedness and response to disasters, calamities and the performance of other vital services will continue with their operations and extend the expected services.

“We leave the suspension of work for private companies, offices and schools to their respective hears’ discretion,” Secretary Roque said.

The Office of the President called on the general public to continue their regular monitoring of weather

The suspension comes at the heels of continuous rescue operations made by the Philippine Coast Guard, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police and Bureau of Fire Protection in flood-prone areas in the Metro Manila area and nearby provinces.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said there were 36 incidents of flooding across the regions and two landslides.

Meanwhile, 76 road sections and 30 bridges in Regions I and II and Cordillera Administrative Region were affected Ulysses. There were 57 road sections and 26 bridges have remained not passable.

There were conflicting casualty figures from the Philippine National Police, NDRRMC and other agencies. (Melo M. Acuña)

Armed Forces of the Philippines' personnel rescue affected residents in Camarines Norte earlier today. (AFP Photos)

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