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La Union suspends classes in all levels, gov’t work due to ST Egay

SAN FERNANDO CITY (PIA) –The Provincial Government of La Union suspended classes in all levels for both private and public schools, as well as work in all government offices in the province effective 3:00 PM of July 25 to July 26, in view of Super Typhoon (ST) Egay.  

The said suspension of work and classes is pursuant to Executive Order (EO) No. 16 s. 2023 issued by Governor Raphaelle Veronica Ortega-David afternoon of Tuesday.

David in her EO said the suspension enforced is a precautionary measure to safeguard the safety of the government workforce and all the students enrolled in mid-year classes, as well as to give the people time to prepare and brace for the possible impacts of ST Egay.

However, EO No.16 does not cover the suspension of work in the private sector.

“Business establishment owners are encouraged to also suspend work in their respective establishments to ensure the safety of their employees,” the EO stated.

Also, offices involved in peace and order, disaster risk management, and health and sanitation will remain operational.  

As of 5:00pm on Tuesday, ST Egay maintains its strengthen as it continues to threaten Northern Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour near the center, gustiness of up to 230 km/h.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TWCS) No. 2 is hoisted over the northern portion of the province including the municipalities of Sudipen, Luna, Balaoan, Bangar, and Santol, while the rest of the province is under TCWS No. 1. (JCR/MJTAB/CGC, PIA Region 1) 

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