Work in gov’t offices, classes suspended in Digos City
DIGOS CITY –– Mayor Josef Cagas has declared a suspension of classes in all levels, both in private and public schools, starting Wednesday “until further notice” in the wake of fresh damage wrought on the city by Tuesday’s 6.6-magnitude quake that struck off Tulunan, Cotabato.
Apart from classes, Cagas also ordered the suspension of work in all government offices “except for those whose services and responsibilities pertain to emergency response and services, hospitals, security, peace and order, payroll preparations, and other vital government services.”
Cagas said the recent earthquake compromised the structural integrity of several government buildings “it is only proper that the safety of our people be our priority.”
But Cagas left to management discretion the decision to have work in the private sector resume, although he reminded them that “the safety of their employees, workers, clients, and customers” should not be compromised.
Amid continuing tremors, many residents here have taken to social media exchanging information about a supposed upcoming magnitude 8 quake.
Cagas admonished residents to stop circulating such misleading information as the occurrence of quakes is beyond prediction and control. /lzb
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