By Argyll Cyrus Geducos
The rains brought by typhoon Domeng prompted the belated suspension of work in the executive branch and classes in all levels in Metro Manila Monday.
In a statement, the Office of the Executive Secretary (OES) said that Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea issued Memorandum Circular (MC) 46 suspending work in the executive department and classes in all levels starting 3 p.m. Monday.
The OES said that the MC is pursuant to the recommendation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC) and expected inclement weather.
According to the OES, government agencies involved in the delivery of basic and health services, disaster preparedness, and other vital services shall continue with their operations.
Palace, however, is leaving the suspension of work for private companies and offices to the sound discretion of their companies or employers.
‘Domeng’ left the Philippine Area of Responsibility around 4 a.m. Monday.
Meanwhile, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that ‘Domeng’ left 14,096 families affected by flood, while 81 were left with damaged homes.
He also said that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has provided P1,353,600 worth of assistance to affected families.