House Speaker and PHISGOC head Alan Peter Cayetano said they have prepared contingency plans should the approaching typhoon affect the venues of the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.
Earlier, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported a typhoon with international name ‘Kammuri’ may threaten the biennial sports meet on December 3 and 4.
Once the typhoon entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), PAGASA said it will be named ‘Tisoy.’
“May contingency plans po tayo, huwag lang talaga mangyari sa laki ng bagyo mula sa Southern Luzon all the way to Central Luzon kasi may mga venue namang nakahanda sa Southern Luzon, sa NCR at sa Central Luzon,” Cayetano said in an interview on DZMM.
“Minsan tinatamaan tayo ng lima o anim na araw na kahit walang bagyo tuloy-tuloy pa rin ‘wag naman pong ganoon ang mangyari. Ang tingin ko hindi naman po,” he added.
In addition, Cayetano mentioned that most games would be played indoors.
Meanwhile, Kammuri was last seen 3 a.m. on Friday, 1,350 kilometers east of southern Luzon as it moves westward at 25 kilometers per hour (kph).
It has maximum winds of 130 kph and gusts of up to 160 kph.
PAGASA predicted that it would enter the PAR morning of the SEA Games opening day, on November 30, Saturday, or Sunday morning.