Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso decided to temporarily close the ‘Paskuhan sa Maynila’ on Saturday, December 19, due to inclement weather brought about by Tropical Depression Vicky.
“Mga Batang Maynila, dahil po sa masamang panahon ngayong araw, pansamantala muna naming isasara ang Paskuhan sa Maynila na nagaganap sa Mehan Garden,” Moreno said in a Facebook post.
“Mag-iingat po kayo palagi,” he added.
The Paskuhan sa Maynila is a month-long event that aims to help businesses recover after experiencing the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
Dubbed as the city’s ‘Christmas village of lights and sounds,’ the event features over 50 exhibitors/businesses. It is open to the public from 4pm to 11pm starting December 1 until January 2.
City officials said face masks and face shields are provided both to the sellers and guests. Health protocols such as the placing of misting booths and contactless health declaration upon entry, scanning of body temperature, and providing handy-sized alcohols are also implemented.
According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Vicky is set to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Sunday afternoon or evening. RJ Espartinez