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Oct. 29, 2018 

MMDA: Roll Down Billboards Amid Threats of Typhoon Rosita

The Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC) today ordered outdoor advertisers to roll down their tarpaulins as storm signal number 1 has been raised in Metro Manila due to typhoon “Rosita.”

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo Lim said tarpaulins and ad materials on major thoroughfares should be rolled down now as the typhoon is expected to bring moderate to heavy rains and strong to very strong winds in Northern Luzon and Central Luzon.

“In anticipation of typhoon Rosita, we directed billboard owners to take down their tarpaulins, especially the big ones, for the safety of both motorists and commuters,” said Lim, who also serves as concurrent chair of the MMDRRMC.

Weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) raised Signal Number 1 in Metro Manila on Monday.

“We do not want to wait for heavy rains to fall before advertisers begin taking down their billboards to avoid the possible damage they might cause,” said Michael Salalima, MMDRRMC focal person.  

Salalima said the MMDA is set to coordinate with MMDRRMC members and disaster management teams of the Metro Manila local government units in monitoring possible effects of the typhoon in the National Capital Region. 

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