Local Government Units in NegOcc suspend classes, work due to heavy rains


In anticipation of possible heavy rain fall, several local government units in Negros Occidental have suspended classes and work in government offices on Wednesday, July 26.

In Bacolod City, Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez has extended the cancellation of classes at all levels and work in government offices in Bacolod City, except for those who render essential services during disasters, until Wednesday.

The provincial government meanwhile suspended suspended work at provincial government offices starting noon Tuesday because of the risk of heavy rain and flooding.

EB Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon also announced an extended suspension of work in government offices, including national government agencies, in E. B. Magalona until today. Mayor Gerry Rojas issued a similar order for Murcia town.

The cancellations were made in response to the warning from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) that Super Typhoon “Egay” will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon which will bring heavy rains and gusty weather conditions in the Visayas, increasing the risks of flooding and rain-induced landslides.