Ahead of typhoon Rolly’s onslaught: Isko Moreno orders evacuation of Isla Puting Bato, Baseco


Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has ordered the pre-emptive evacuation of residents at Isla Puting Bato and Baseco tomorrow, November 1, ahead of the onslaught of Typhoon Rolly.

The residents will be evacuated to the following sites: Baseco Evacuation Center, Rosauro Almario Elementary School, Amado V. Hernandez Elementary School and the covered courts at Barangay 105 and Barangay 128.

“Sa malapit naman sa Port Area, magagamit natin ang Amado V. Hernandez at sa Barangay 105. Gayundin sa Smokey Mountain, Barangay 128. Inatasan ko po si MDRRMO Director Arnel Angeles to utilize all resources to prepare our city,” he said in a Facebook Live address.

Moreno said each family will be staying in a partition tent to ensure physical distancing will be maintained among evacuees.

“Our top most priority is to practice minimum health protocols sa paglilikas at pangangalaga sa ating mga posibleng evacuees. Number one priority pa rin ang COVID-19,” he said.

According to PAGASA, Typhoon Rolly (International Name: Goni) has sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour and gusts up to 265 kilometers per hour. It is expected to be the year’s strongest storm to date.