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Classes suspended in some parts of Eastern Visayas

/ 05:26 PM December 01, 2019

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Philippines — Various local government units announced on Sunday that suspension of classes in Eastern Visayas on Monday, Dec. 2, as tropical cyclone wind signals were hoisted in the various parts of the region due to Typhoon Tisoy.

Northern Samar Gov. Edwin Ongchuan has issued an executive order suspending classes in all levels both in public and private schools across the province on Monday as a “precautionary measure to ensure the safety of the students.”

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In Eastern Samar, the town of Guiuan and the city of Borongan have also called for the suspension of classes on Monday.

Eastern Samar Gov. Ben Evardone convened the provincial disaster risk reduction management council and gave instructions to all local disaster councils in the province to make “full and extensive preparations” amid the threat of Tisoy.

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In Samar, the towns of Daram, Zummarraga, Santa Margarita, and Villarreal also canceled classes in all levels on Monday.

The provincial disaster councils in Leyte, Biliran and Southern Leyte were activated to monitor the situation in their respective provinces.

The Office of Civil Defense in Eastern Visayas has called all local government units, particularly their disaster councils, to take appropriate action and to closely monitor the weather condition.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Coast Guard Sea suspended all sea trips to Cebu and Luzon on Sunday.

Trips to and from the different ports in Allen town, also in Northern Samar, were canceled on Sunday morning though there were no reports yet as to how many passengers bound for Luzon would be affected.

The Coast Guard also canceled the Ormoc to Cebu trip and the Naval, Biliran to Cebu trip due to bad weather.

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