Friday classes in Iloilo City suspended due to Ompong

Mayor Jose Espinosa III has called off Friday classes in all levels, both public and private, in Iloilo City due to Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut).

The suspension of classes aims to ensure the safety of students and teachers in the city.

Espinosa said Ompong “may bring heavy rains and strong winds.”

According to Pagasa, Ompong would not directly affect Iloilo but it is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon or habagat.

The typhoon entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 12.IMT