Published August 23, 2022 1:12pm Updated August 23, 2022 1:26pm
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has suspended government work and classes in all levels in public schools from Tuesday until Wednesday due to the onslaught of Severe Tropical Storm Florita, the Office of the Press Secretary said.
The suspension of work in government offices and classes in public schools covers Metro Manila, and nearby provinces including Laguna, Rizal, Bulacan, Zambales, and Bataan.
The suspension on Tuesday begins at 1 p.m., the OPS said.
“The heavy rains pose possible risks to the general public based on the recommendations of the Office of Civil Defense,” the OPS said in a statement.
“The same course of action for private schools and offices is left to the discretion of their respective heads,” it added.