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Palace to locals in storm-hit regions: Keep safe, follow LGUs’ instructions

By: - Reporter / @JhoannaBINQ
/ 03:32 PM December 16, 2017
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Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar INQUIRER file photo / JOAN BONDOC

Malacañang on Saturday urged the residents in the path of tropical storm “Urduja” (international name: Kai-Tak) to take extra care and cooperate with their local authorities to ensure their safety.

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar called on the public to keep themselves informed on the updates about the storm that is currently dumping heavy rains in eastern parts of Visayas, Bicol and Southern Luzon regions.

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“Tayo po ay mag-ingat. Itong bagyo po na nakaambang na bumayo sa ating karagatan, sa ating isla, ang gawin po natin ay pakinggan po natin ang ating mga barangay tanod, pakinggan po natin ang ating disaster coordinating council diyan sa mga munisipyo, sa rehiyon,” Andanar said in a radio interview.

(Let’s keep ourselves safe. This storm set to pound our seas, islands, let us listen to our village watchmen, our local disaster coordinating council in our municipalities and regions.)

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“But it’s very important for us to listen to our barangay captains, to our municipal mayors at lahat po ng mga (and all our) local government units. Sila po ay nakahanda para po tulungan tayong lahat (They are all ready to help us),” he added.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), tropical cyclone warning signal No. 2 had been raised over Aklan, Capiz, and northern Iloilo. The same warning signal was earlier raised over Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate (including Burias and Ticao islands), Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, and Leyte.

Signal No. 1 has also been raised over Mindoro provinces. The same warning signal was earlier raised over Quezon, Marinduque, Romblon, Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, rest of Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, northern Negros Oriental, Cebu, northern Bohol, Southern Leyte, and Dinagat Islands. /jpv

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