NEWS ALERT: Government work remains suspended on Friday, November 13, in the National Capital Region upon the recommendation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque however clarified that “those agencies whose functions involve the delivery of basic and health services, preparedness/response to disasters and calamities, and/or the performance of other vital services shall continue with their operations.”

Suspension of work for private companies and offices will be under their respective management’s discretion, Roque added.

The recommendation of the NDRRMC stemmed as Typhoon Ulysses affected a huge portion of Metro Manila on Thursday, November 12.

As of 5 p.m., Ulysses has a maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph. It is moving westward at a speed of 25 kph.