MANILA, Philippines - The government of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) announced the suspension of classes in all levels in the province of Lanao del Sur on Tuesday, December 4, due to Typhoon Pablo.
Elementary-level classes in Maguindanao province were also suspended.
In a statement, Regional Executive Secretary Anwar Malang also noted that schools near the Pulangi River are advised to cancel classes both in the elementary and secondary levels.
On Tuesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) placed at least 10 areas under Storm Warning Signal No 3, including the two Surigao provinces. PAGASA said it expects Pablo to make landfall in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.
President Benigno Aquino III himself led the call to prepare for Pablo, with him holding a press conference Tuesday evening to urge affected residents to evacuate if needed. (Watch more in the video below.)