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Cebuanos urged to wear protective mask against smaze.

CEBU CITY - Cebu's sky is being blanketed by a suspected smaze, a mixture of smoke and haze, from Indonesia, prompting the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 to urge Cebuanos to wear a good fit protective mask to avoid respiratory exposure to contaminants.

Engineer Oscar Tabada, Director of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration-Visayas, said there is light to moderate smaze hovering over the region based on their hourly observation and monitoring.

In a message to Manila Bulletin, DENR 7 Information Officer Eddie Llamedo said Cebuanos are advised to avoid staying longer outdoor and minimize prolonged outdoor physical activities.

He added that with a wind speed of 0.1 meter per second, which is moving very slow, the suspected smaze could still be experienced in the coming days.

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Cebu City covered with smaze, October 24, 2015 (MB Photo/Juan Carlo de Vela)

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