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Gov Espino orders forced evacuation amid continuous Habagat rains

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Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino III warned Pangasinenses that the Habagat or the Southwest Monsoon still poses a threat to the province.

The Pangasinan politiko made the remark on September 9 amid the continuous heavy rains brought about by the Habagat.

Espino has ordered an pre-emptive evacuation of residents in hazard-prone areas.

He also called on local disaster risk reduction and management councils to monitor the situation.

Espino said local officials must undertake proactive measures to minimize loss of life.

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