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Sec. Andanar suspends work at PCOO

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By Genalyn Kabiling

Work in the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) has been suspended due to bad weather caused by typhoon “Tisoy.”

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar (PCOO/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar (PCOO/ MANILA BULLETIN)

PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar issued a memorandum on the work suspension effective 10 a.m. Tuesday “in view of declaration of the City of Manila suspending local government work.”

Exempted from the work suspension are offices involved in the PCOO’s Public Service Continuity Plan. These offices must maintain operations through skeletal force to ensure the continuity of the delivery of services to the public, according to Andanar.

Typhoon “Tisoy” dumped heavy rains and strong winds in parts of Luzon and Visayas Tuesday. The typhoon prompted authorities to evacuate people from low-lying areas, cancel flights, and suspend classes in the affected areas.

The government earlier placed concerned agencies on standby 24/7 to extend disaster response and relief. Food supply and standby funds have also been set aside to assist affected communities.

Read more: ‘Tisoy’ unleashes violent winds, heavy rains

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