Palace suspends gov't work in Metro Manila due to Tisoy

Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 03 2019 11:38 AM | Updated as of Dec 03 2019 12:16 PM

MANILA (UPDATE)- Malacañang suspended work in all government offices in Metro Manila by noon Tuesday, December 3, as typhoon Tisoy threatened to inundate parts of the country.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, in a memorandum circular, said the suspension order was issued upon the recommendation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and in view of the continuing inclement weather due to the storm.

Government agencies whose functions involve the delivery of basic and health services, disaster preparations and response, and the performance of other vital services however shall continue with their operations, Medialdea said.

Suspension of work for private companies and offices are meanwhile left to the discretion of their respective heads.

Tisoy, which is forecast to bring heavy rains over Metro Manila, made landfall at around 11 p.m. Monday in Sorsogon.

It is expected to pass through the south of the capital, which is hosting thousands of athletes for the regional Southeast Asian Games, said the state weather bureau. 

The Supreme Court also suspended work in all courts in Metro Manila starting noon Tuesday.

Officials at Manila's airport, meanwhile, made the call to shut the facility from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

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