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Number coding scheme still being implemented — MMDA

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 12:36 PM September 14, 2018

The number coding scheme around Metro Manila is still being implemented despite the threat of Typhoon “Ompong”, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Friday.

MMDA’s Operations Commander Bong Nebrija told INQUIRER.net that the number coding scheme has not yet been lifted despite threats of flooding in parts of Metro Manila.

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“Wala pang lifting [of] the number coding scheme,” Nebrija said in a text message.

Classes in parts of Metro Manila were already suspended on Friday to prepare for the impact of Typhoon “Ompong.”

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READ: #WalangPasok: List of class, work suspensions due to ‘Ompong’

Meanwhile, the Manila International Airport Authority has announced the cancelation of some flights for Friday until Sunday as Ompong continues to threaten the country.

READ: Miaa: 15 more flights cancelled due to ‘Ompong’

The typhoon is blowing maximum sustained winds of 205 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 255 kph.

It was last spotted 540 kilometers east of Baler, Aurora as of 10:00 a.m. as it was moving west-northwest at 20 kph.

“Ompong” entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Wednesday afternoon and is expected to make landfall on the Cagayan-Isabela area on Saturday morning.

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Inquirer calls for support for the victims of typhoon Ompong

Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the recent typhoon Ompong.

Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860 and Swift Code: BNORPHMM.

Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, ckalagayan@inquirer.com.ph and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352, bkasilag@inquirer.com.ph.

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