MMDA lifts coding, tells public to go home early

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 15 2014 02:41 PM | Updated as of Jul 15 2014 10:41 PM

MANILA - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) lifted the number coding scheme on Tuesday afternoon in anticipation of typhoon "Glenda."

MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino told radio dzMM that number coding in all cities in Metro Manila is lifted effective 2 p.m.

"Gusto nating makauwi ng mas maaga yung mga manggagaling po sa mga tanggapan, pribado man o publiko, at maging ang ating mga estudyanteng kolehiyo...lalo na't padating na po yung bagyo," Tolentino said.

State weather bureau PAGASA said, after making landfall in Albay-Sorsogon area this afternoon, Glenda will move towards Southern Luzon and Metro Manila.

PAGASA forecaster Gladys Saludes warned that Glenda could be as strong as typhoon "Milenyo," which ravaged Metro Manila in 2006.

Tolentino advised the public to go home as early as possible and stay indoors.

"Siguro po mga 8 p.m. nasa bahay na po sana ang ating mga kababayan," he said.