Weather forecasters monitor the progress of typhoon Ruby inside the PAGASA head office in Quezon City on Sunday. Ruby is slowly making its way through central Philippines in a west-northwest direction at 15 kilometers per hour, and is expected to pass near Metro Manila on Monday. (MNS photo)

Weather forecasters monitor the progress of typhoon Ruby inside the PAGASA head office in Quezon City on Sunday. Ruby is slowly making its way through central Philippines in a west-northwest direction at 15 kilometers per hour, and is expected to pass near Metro Manila on Monday. (MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday directed government agencies to be ready for Typhoon Maysak, which will be locally codenamed “Chedeng” when it enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility late Wednesday or early Thursday.

At a press briefing at the Batangas port, Aquino said “every department is expected to be prepared” for the approaching weather disturbance.

The President particularly said that he expects the Department of Social Welfare and Development to preposition goods in preparation for the typhoon.

He added that the Department of Transportation and Communications, through the Philippine Coast Guard, to already warn sea vessels about the approaching cyclone.

The Department of Public Works and Highways must deploy equipment to clear roads after the typhoon, Aquino added. (MNS)