C. Luzon cops on alert; Pampanga classes suspended due to Taal Volcano eruption
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO –– Police Brig. Gen. Rhodel Sermonina, Central Luzon police chief, on Monday, placed all the more than 9,000 cops in Region 3 on full alert status, ordering 1,000 of them to get ready for disaster and relief operations in areas affected by the eruptions of Taal Volcano.
Maria Theresa Escolano, regional director of the Office of Civil Defense, has raised to blue the status of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in Central Luzon to monitor the effects of the eruptions on the region.
Pampanga Gov. Dennis Pineda suspended classes in all levels in public and private schools on Monday following ashfall warnings by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.
At the Clark Freeport, six international flights from London, Tokyo, Xiamen, and Los Angeles were diverted to the Clark International Airport (CRK).
Bus companies brought the passengers to Manila, according to Teri Lopez, communications officer of Lipad, the private operator of CRK.
But five airlines canceled 10 flights.
Edited by Lzb
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