Bongbong Marcos suspends public school classes, gov’t work due to ‘Florita’
MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. suspended classes in public schools and work in government offices in Metro Manila and several provinces in Luzon until Wednesday, August 24, due to Severe Tropical Storm “Florita.”
The Office of the Press Secretary (OPS) made the announcement Tuesday following the recommendation of the Office of Civil Defense.
“The President has declared a suspension of work and classes in all levels today until tomorrow, for all government offices and public schools, due to Severe Tropical Storm Florita,” the OPS said in a statement.
“The heavy rains pose possible risks to the general public based on the recommendations of the Office of Civil Defense,” it added.
Aside from the National Capital Region, covered by the class suspension are the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Bulacan, Zambales and Bataan.
The OPS said the same course of action for private schools and offices is left to the discretion of their respective heads.