Rex Gatchalian meets local officials to prepare for potential super typhoon


Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian met with barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials Monday to prepare for a potential super typhoon that is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility this week.

In a Facebook post, Gatchalian said the briefing was held to ensure barangay and SK officials are ready for emergencies that may arise should the potential super typhoon affect Metro Manila.

The potential super typhoon is expected to enter PAR on Wendesday night or early Thursday, when it would be renamed Ompong.

Based on weather reports, the super typhoon, which currently has the international name Mangkhut, will make landfall over Cagayan and Batanes over the weekend.

It is expected to bring rains to various areas in Luzon, including Metro Manila, until Monday next week.