Classes, work suspended in Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela — Due to Typhoon Ompong’s expected onslaught, Isabela province suspended classes in all levels and work in both public and private offices Thursday and Friday.

Nueva Vizcaya, on the other hand, declared class suspension Thursday and Friday and work suspension on Friday.

Earlier, Cagayan also declared class suspension for Thursday and Friday and work suspension on Friday.

In his executive order issued on Wednesday, Isabela Governor Faustino Dy III ordered class and work suspensions to allow villagers to prepare for the typhoon and ensure the safety of students and workers.

Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Edmund Guzman told reporters on Thursday that they have imposed the “no sail” policy in the coastal waters of Palanan, Divilacan, Maconacon, and Dinapigue and a province-wide “liquor ban” to attain the zero-casualty target.

They have also prepositioned relief packs in the coastal areas and remote towns, he added.

In Nueva Vizcaya, Governor Carlos Padilla ordered school class suspensions and work stoppage “to ensure public safety.”

Front-line workers or emergency responders were placed on standby for action in the said provinces for Typhoon Ompong.

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