Malacañang asked the public to stay safe and vigilant as concerned government agencies are on standby hours before typhoon ”Rolly” is expected to hit the country Sunday.

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said that they are closely monitoring the movement of the typhoon which is forecast to hit land today.

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Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque (RESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

He asked the public to stay safe and vigilant and asked them to keep themselves updated about the typhoon.

“We ask the public, especially the residents of potential areas that will be affected by the typhoon, to stay calm yet vigilant,” Roque said.

“Check the latest government weather advisory, listen to the radio or watch television for more information, secure their house and vehicle, and keep their family members and loved ones dry and safe,” he added.

The Palace official assured the public that the government is prepared for the typhoon.

“Concerned disaster agencies of the government are now on standby 24/7,” he said.

According to Roque, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Operations Center is already on red alert status and is in close coordination with all regional disaster risk reduction and management councils and local government units (LGUs) that are in the track of the typhoon.

“They have been conducting pre-disaster risk assessments to ensure that all local government units and communities are prepared for the possible impacts of the typhoon to landslide-, flood-, storm surge- and lahar flow- prone areas,” he said.

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