January 13, 2020 Government Work Suspension
In view of the phreatic eruption of the Taal Volcano, as reported by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), as well as of the recommendation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on the same, the Executive Secretary, by the authority of the President, has directed the suspension of classes in all levels and work in government in the affected areas of Calabarzon, the National Capital Region and Region 3 today, January 13.
The suspension of work does not apply to frontline response agencies involved in disaster response, delivery of basic and health service, and/or other vital services.
Meanwhile, the Office of the President highly encourages the private sector to suspend work for the safety of their employees.
The Palace advises those near the crater and directly affected by the phreatic activity to cooperate with government response teams, while asks the rest of the public to stay safe by remaining vigilant and updated through monitoring official advisories and notices of pertinent agencies of the government.
Salvador S. Panelo, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel & Presidential Spokesperson