Manila - SPA
Philippines on alert for incoming typhoon

Authorities in The Philippines on Monday urged the public to be on alert
and prepare for an incoming typhoon, but also warned against false
information that could trigger panic.

According to dpa, typhoon Mangkhut, which was packing maximum
sustained winds of 140 kilomtres per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 170
kph, was forecast to enter The Philippines by Wednesday, the weather
bureau said.

Government agencies have pre-positioned relief supplies while the
cabinet was expected to discuss other contingency measures on Tuesday,
presidential spokesman Harry Roque said.

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