OCD on alert over ‘Maria’

DAVAO CITY(July 9)—   While it is unlikely to hit the country directly, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) assured precautionary measures are in place to mitigate the effects of typhoon “Maria” (international name). As of 12:30 in the morning, July 9, the DOST-Pag-asa advisory stated “Heavy rains with lightning and strong winds due to thunderstorms …