By Tara Yap
ILOILO CITY, Iloilo — Typhoon “Ompong” has no direct effect on the Western Visayas region, regional disaster officials assured Friday.
In a report issued Friday, Office of Civil Defense Region 6 (OCD-6) Regional Director Jose Roberto Nuñez said there is no anticipated adverse effect of the very strong typhoon on the provinces of Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental.
Friday saw a mixture of sunlight and dark clouds hovering in the region. It was only at tonight when rain started to pour.
Still, the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC-6) said this was not an effect of the typhoon but of the “habagat” or southwest monsoon.
Classes have been cancelled in majority of cities and municipalities in the six provinces only as a precautionary measure taken by mayors.
Passenger boats traveling between Iloilo City and Guimaras were only allowed set out until 6 p.m. as enforced by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).