President Benigno Aquino 3rd cancelled all his engagements on Wednesday to concentrate on monitoring developments on Typhoon Glenda.
The President was to attend a regional security forum in Pasay City on Wednesday.
He also had two other meetings with some Cabinet members and speech writers at the Palace.
Presidential Communications Undersecretary Rey Marfil said the President decided to monitor the typhoon instead.
On Tuesday, Aquino ordered all concerned government agencies to ensure that casualties from the typhoon are minimized.
Work in government offices in Metro Manila and in areas under storm signal number 2 was suspended. Classes in public and private schools in all levels were also canceled.
Palace spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the suspension of work was ordered by the Office of the Executive Secretary “upon the recommendation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Center and in view of the inclement weather brought about by Typhoon Glenda.”
But agencies whose work involves the delivery of basic and health services, disaster response and other vital public services are exempted from the suspension.