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Marcos approves suspension of classes, work in Luzon areas due to Karding

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. approved the suspension of classes in public schools and work in government offices in several areas across the country on Monday, September 26 due to the expected onslaught of Super Typhoon Karding (international name: Noru).


In Memorandum Circular No. 6, the president said he has given the go-signal on the suspension on the recommendation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and "in view of the continuing inclement weather brought about by Super Typhoon Karding." 

The memo said the covered regions are the National Capital Region, Regions I, II, III, IV-A (Calabarzon), IV-B (Mimaropa), the Cordillera Administrative Region, and Region V.

"However, those agencies whose functions involve the delivery of basic and health services, preparedness response to disasters and calamities, and/or performance of other vital services shall continue with their operations and render the necessary services," the memo added.

It said that suspension of work in private companies, offices and schools are left to the discretion of their respective heads.

PAGASA had placed at least seven areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 5, indicating that winds of over 185 kilometers per hour are expected in at least 12 hours.

Several other areas in Luzon were also placed under other TCWS levels, with Karding expected to make landfall in the northern portions of Quezon or the southern portion of Aurora on Sunday night.

Classes in several areas on Monday, September 26, have already been canceled, along with a number of flights. — DVM, GMA News