BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Bataan Gov. Jose Enrique Garcia III has canceled Monday’s classes on all levels, both public and private.
Likewise, Garcia said work in government offices is suspended due to the threat of Super Typhoon Karding.
“Dahil sa banta ng panganib na dulot nito, suspendido po ang mga klase sa lahat ng antas, maging online, sa lahat ng mga paaralan, pribado at pampubliko sa lalawigan ng Bataan bukas, ika-26 ng Setyembre (Due to the threat of danger, classes in all levels, even online, in all schools, private and public in the province Bataan, is suspended tomorrow, Sept. 26),” the governor said in his advisory posted on social media.
“Para sa ibayong pag-iingat, wala rin pong pasok ang lahat ng tanggapan ng pamahalaan maliban sa mga opisinang rumeresponde sa panahon ng kalamidad (For extra precaution, all government offices, except those offices responding in time of calamity, is likewise suspended),” Garcia added.
Meanwhile, the Bataan station of the Philippine Coast Guard in Limay town issued a notice to mariners temporarily suspending voyages for all types of vessels/motor bancas plying within the waters of the province.
Garcia said that all agencies tasked with disaster response are ready to respond but were all asked to be careful.
In Nueva Ecija, Governor Aurelio Umali likewise declared the suspension of classes in all levels on Monday as well as work in all government offices, except for those involved in relief and rescue operations.
"Samantala, ang mga pribadong kompanya ay ipinauubaya sa kanila ang suspensyon ng pasok (Meanwhile, it is upon the discretion of private sector employers if they will suspend work)," he said in an announcement.
He also called on his constituents to be on alert for possible danger.
"Maging alerto at maingat po tayong lahat sa pagdating ng bagyo. Ibayong pagdarasal para sa buong lalawigan (Be alert and take precaution in the coming of the typhoon. Fervent prayers for the entire province)," Umali added.
In a related development, the water elevation of Pantabangan Dam was recorded at 193.01 meters above sea level (masl), which is still 27.99 meters below its spilling level of 221 masl, the National Irrigation Administration-Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation System reported. (PNA)