By Andrea Aro 

Metro Manila residents have been advised not to be deceived by the seemingly calm weather Tuesday, stay indoors and take the necessary precautions as typhoon Tisoy is expected to show its real strength later in the day.

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Families of Isla Puting Bato in Tondo, Manila are evacuated by members of the MDRRMO ( Manila Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office) as Manila Mayor Isko Moreno early Tuesday ordered preemptive evacuation of residents living along the capital’s coastal villages due to the threat of typhoon ‘Tisoy’.(Ali Vicoy / MANILA BULLETIN)

This was the advice given by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Spokesperson Mark Timbal.

“May advance warning po si PAGASA na Signal No. 2 po tayo dito sa [Metro] Manila. Kahit po medyo payapa pa po ang panahon, huwag po tayo magpakakampante. Puwede po kasing magbago ang panahon in a matter of hours,” Timbal said in a report from GMA News.

Timbal added: “Kapag sinabi po ng local government na magsilikas po tayo o stay indoors, sundin po natin ‘yan, huwag po nating isugal ‘yung ating mga sarili para lumabas.”

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said “Tisoy” has so far made landfall three times over Gubat, Sorsogon at 11 p.m. Monday, San Pascual, Burias Island in Masbate at 4 a.m. Tuesday, and Torrijos, Marinduque around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

It could possibly make its fourth and final landfall over Oriental Mindoro-Occidental Mindoro by Tuesday afternoon, before “Tisoy” makes its way towards the West Philippine Sea.

Residents near coastal areas were advised to go to the nearest evacuation center amid the threat of typhoon “Tisoy.”

Work in government offices and classes in Metro Manila were suspended today, December 3, according to Malacañang. (With reports from Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz)

Read more: ‘Tisoy’ barrelling towards Batangas, northern Oriental Mindoro as of Tuesday noon

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