By Jhon Aldrin Casinas
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto said Tuesday that services of the local government at the City Hall will continue despite the inclement weather due to typhoon “Tisoy.”
The mayor urged the public to postpone plans of going to the City Hall as the typhoon barrels towards Metro Manila.
“Ang serbisyo sa Pasig City Hall ay magpapatuloy sa araw na ito (The services at Pasig City Hall will continue today [Tuesday]),” Sotto said in a Facebook post.
“Ngunit hinihikayat po namin na ipagpaliban niyo po muna ang pagpunta sa City Hall para sa inyong kaligtasan (But we encourage you not to go to the City Hall for your safety),” he continued.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geoplysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) earlier said that the typhoon has made landfall in Gubat, Sorsogan at around 11 p.m. Monday.
The state weather bureau has also placed Metro Manila under typhoon Signal No. 2.
According to PAGASA, the metropolis may experience strong winds and heavy rains in the next several hours.
Sotto said that the Pasig City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office will be on “red alert” as Metro Manila prepares for the onslaught of the typhoon.
“We are expecting heavy winds due to Bagyong (typhoon) Tisoy today. Our DRRMO and incident management team will be on Red Alert starting 8 a.m.,” he said.