MANILA—The physician licensure exams in Manila, Baguio, Cebu and Davao scheduled on Saturday and Sunday (September 15 and 16) have been canceled as Typhoon Ompong looms, the Professional Regulation Commission said Friday.
The agency said it will announce a new schedule soon.
As of 4 p.m., Ompong was last spotted 340 kilometers east northeast of Casiguran town, Aurora, still packing maximum sustained winds of 205 kph with 255 kph gusts.
Ompong, the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, slightly gained speed and is now moving northwest at 30 kph from 25 kph Friday afternoon, PAGASA said.
Cagayan and northern Isabela were placed under signal number 4, the second highest tropical cyclone warning signal Friday as Typhoon Ompong approached for landfall.
— Report from Dexter Ganibe, ABS-CBN News