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Boy Scouts’ jamboree in Zambales cut short due to Super Typhoon Betty

/ 01:52 PM May 27, 2023

GOING HOME. Over 2,000 students from different schools in Zambales who attended the Provincial Boy Scouts Jamboree leave the campsite on Friday, May 26, a day earlier than the scheduled closing ceremony as typhoon “Betty," still "Mawar" at the time, enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Joanna Rose Aglibot

GOING HOME. Over 2,000 students from different schools in Zambales who attended the Provincial Boy Scouts Jamboree leave the campsite on Friday, May 26, 2023, a day earlier than the scheduled closing ceremony as Super Typhoon Betty, still called by its international name Mawar at the time, enters the Philippine area of responsibility on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Joanna Rose Aglibot

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales — Officials of the Boys Scouts of the Philippines had to cut short the activities of the provincial scout jamboree in this town due to the threat of Super Typhoon Mawar, which is now called Betty as it entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Saturday.

More than 2,000 students from different schools in the province who attended the event went home on Friday (May 26), a day earlier than the scheduled closing ceremony of the five-day event on Saturday.

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The annual provincial scout jamboree was held in this town after three years that it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Earlier on Friday, the local government of this town also conducted pre-disaster risk assessment to prepare and ensure the safety of the residents.

The super typhoon internationally named Mawar entered the PAR early morning of Saturday and was designated the local name Betty.

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Pagasa said it will raise tropical cyclone wind signals for Betty on Saturday night or Sunday morning.

Over the weekend, the super typhoon is estimated to generally move west-northwestward, then northwestward before slowing down. Betty is predicted to become “almost stationary” between late Tuesday and early Wednesday when it will be nearest Batanes. JOANNA ROSE AGLIBOT INQ

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