Sorsogon towns, Naga City in Camarines Sur suspend classes, work due to ‘Jolina’
LEGAZPI CITY––The local governments of Pilar, Irosin, Bulusan, and Sta. Magdalena towns in Sorsogon province suspended Tuesday school activities, online classes, and office work as Typhoon “Jolina” (international name Conson) dumped moderate to heavy rains over the Bicol region.
Pilar Mayor Carolyn Sy-Reyes said school activities and classes in all levels in both public and private schools were canceled, while teachers and school employees were advised to secure school properties and documents against possible flooding, landslide, and other possible effects of the typhoon.
The mayor suspended work in local government offices, except for those agencies involved with delivering basic health and disaster preparedness and response.
Reyes also ordered village officials to implement preventive evacuation of residents in high-risk areas.
In Irosin, Mayor Alfredo Cielo Jr. suspended work in all town offices due to the typhoon threat.
Sta. Magdalena and Bulusan executives also issued advisories Tuesday suspending work in all government offices and classes at all levels in private and public schools.
Naga City suspended classes and work on Tuesday morning in government offices.
Mayor Nelson Legacion suspended work in government offices beginning at noon Tuesday, except for agencies whose functions involve the delivery of basic and health services, disaster response and preparedness, and other vital services.
Private offices and companies would be allowed to open until 5 p.m.
Legacion said classes in all levels, regardless of learning modality, were also suspended in the morning.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 8 a.m. weather bulletin that Jolina has emerged over the Samar Sea and moving towards Masbate.
Moving northwest at 15 kilometers per hour (kph), the typhoon is packing maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gusts of up to 150 kph, the weather bureau said.
Pagasa said Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3 was hoisted over the northern and eastern portions of Masbate (Pio V. Corpuz, Palanas, Cataingan, Placer, Dimasalang, Uson, Cawayan, Esperanza, Mobo, Aroroy, Baleno, City of Masbate, Mandaon, Milagros), including Ticao and Burias Islands.
Signal no. 2 was raised over Albay, Sorsogon, the rest of Masbate, the western and southern portions of Camarines Sur (Del Gallego, Lupi, Ragay, Libmanan, Sipocot, Cabusao, Pasacao, Pamplona, Gainza, Camaligan, Canaman, Magarao, Bombon, Naga City, Pili, Ocampo, Iriga City, Sagñay, Buhi, Milaor, San Fernando, Minalabac, Bula, Nabua, Baao, Balatan, Bato, Calabanga), and the western portion of Camarines Norte (Capalonga, Jose Panganiban, Labo, San Vicente, San Lorenzo Ruiz, Santa Elena).
Signal no.1 was raised in Catanduanes, the rest of Camarines Sur and the rest of Camarines Norte.
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