The Provincial, City, and Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils (P/C/M DRRMCs) are advised to be vigilant and to take precautionary measures in view of the announcement of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on the onset of the rainy season.  Further, the possibility of a developing La Niña is said to be favored during the second half of 2016.  La Niña is the opposite weather condition of El Niño, which means more rains are coming ahead.  La Niña Watch is now in effect.  Local governments are advised to prepare for the onset of La Niña to mitigate its impact to communities.

The Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committees (BDRRMCs) are advised to coordinate with the City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils to plan for any emergency, including evacuation measures.  Caution should be taken that evacuation centers are located in safe areas, that these should not be located in landslide-/flood-/hazard-prone areas.

The general public is advised to prepare in the event of the occurrence of landslides and floods.

Everyone is advised to keep informed on the latest weather bulletin.

Thank you very much.