CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Classes in the province of Bataan and in some parts of Zambales province were suspended on Monday due to southwest monsoon that brings more rains in the areas.
Bataan Governor Albert Garcia announced the suspension of classes in all levels, both in public and private, in the whole province.
Localized suspension of classes, on the other hand, were declared in Zambales.
In Olongapo City, Mayor Rolen Paulino also suspended classes in all levels, both in public and private, due to inclement weather.
Mayor Jay Khonghun likewise declared suspension of classes in all levels, both public and private, in Subic town due to anticipated heavy rains.
Mayor Jun Rundstedt Ebdane also suspended classes in all levels, both public and private, in the capital town of Iba.
Meanwhile, the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council-3 (RDRRMC-3) reported that some 7,452 families or 32,104 persons in Central Luzon were affected by Typhoon Butchoy-enhanced monsoon rains that were experienced in the region the past days.
RDRRMC chairperson and Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Regional Director Josefina Timoteo said that 58 barangays in Dinalupihan, Hermosa, and Orani in Bataan; Calumpit in Bulacan; and Olongapo, Botolan, Iba, San Antonio, San Felipe, and San Narciso in Zambales were affected by moderate to occasional heavy rains due to southwest monsoon.
She said that some 150 families in Bataan and Zambales were brought to 14 evacuation centers.
Data from RDRRMC 3 also showed that the Department of Social Welfare and Development has provided PHP360,940 worth of relief items to Zambales and PHP72,188 to Bataan.
The Department of Health, on the other hand, has provided PHP250,000 worth of medicines and hygiene kits to Zambales. PNA/northboundasia.com