Albay suspends classes due to ‘Ramon’

Robie de Guzman   •   November 13, 2019   •   218

The provincial government of Albay has ordered the suspension of classes effective Wednesday afternoon due to the expected heavy rainfall brought about by Tropical Storm ‘Ramon.’

In an advisory, the Albay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) said classes in all levels in public and private schools are suspended starting 1:00 p.m. Wednesday.

It also urged residents to refrain from crossing swollen rivers and artificial pools of water, as well as fishermen to avoid navigating rough seas.

The agency also advised local disaster units to be on alert and monitor areas that are vulnerable to flashflood and landslides.

As of PAGASA’s 11 a.m. update, tropical cyclone signal number 1 has been raised over Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Eastern Samar, and Northern Samar Provinces.

The state weather bureau said these areas may experience heavy rains.

On Thursday, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains will prevail over the eastern portion of Cagayan, Isabela and Northern Aurora, while light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains will be felt over Bicol Region, Apayao, Quezon, Northern Samar and the rest of Cagayan, Isabela and Aurora.

‘Ramon’ was last spotted at 385 kilometers east of Northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

It is moving west northwest at 20 kph.

Palace suspends gov’t work, classes in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon due to Taal ashfall

Robie de Guzman   •   January 13, 2020

Villagers take shelter inside a church during an eruption of Taal Volcano, in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, 12 January 2020. Thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate as authorities in the Philippines raised the alert due to increased activity of Taal volcano, located on an island near Manila. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised the alert level from 1 to 3 – on a scale of 5 – after an increase in activity in the crater resulted in an eruption spewing steam and ash up to one-kilometer-high. EPA-EFE/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has suspended classes in all levels and work in government offices on Monday, January 13, in Metro Manila, Calabarzon and Central Luzon due to the Taal volcano ashfall.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, by authority of President Rodrigo Duterte announced the class and gov’t work suspension around midnight in areas affected by the ashfall “except frontline response agencies involved in disaster response,mdelivery of basic and health service, and/or other vital services.”

“The private sector is highly encouraged to suspend work for the safety of their employees,” Medialdea added.

Earlier, local government units have declared class suspensions in all levels in view of the Taal volcano ash explosion.

These areas include:
• Batangas province, including municipalities around Taal lake (Talisay, Balete, Mataas na Kahoy, Cuenca, Alitagtag, Sta. Teresita, San Nicolas, Agoncillo, Laurel)
• Cavite Province
• Laguna
• Metro Manila
• Bataan
• Bulacan province
• Pampanga
• Capas, Tarlac
• Concepcion, Tarlac

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has raised the alert level 4 over Taal Volcano on Sunday night, which means a hazardous explosion is imminent within hours or days.

Phivolcs also recommended that residents in Taal island and high-risk barangays in the towns of Agoncillo and Laurel in Bagangas be evacuated due to possible hazards of pyroclastic density currents and volcanic tsunami.

Classes, gov’t work in Manila suspended on Jan. 9 due to Traslacion 2020

Robie de Guzman   •   January 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has announced the suspension of classes in all schools in Manila on January 9, Thursday in view of the observance of the annual Traslacion of the Catholic community.

In a Facebook post, the Manila Public Information Office (PIO) said the declaration of class suspension covers all universities and colleges in the city.

Domagoso also ordered the suspension of work in all departments and offices under the Manila City government except for agencies that are involved in maintaining peace and order, public services, traffic enforcement, disaster risk reduction and management and sanitation.

NEWS ALERT: Manila suspends classes on January 9 for Traslacion 2020Manila City Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso…

Posted by Manila Public Information Office on Sunday, 5 January 2020

“Suspension of work in national government offices and private companies is left to the discretion of their respective management and or heads of office,” the post read.

Under the Executive Order No. 2 series of 2020, signed by Mayor Isko, states that the class and government work suspension in Manila is in consideration of public order and safety, as well as reduction of traffic congestion during the annual occasion.

The Traslacion event on Thursday is expected to draw large volume of Catholic devotees.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority earlier announced road closures in Manila in line with the occasion.RRD (with details from Correspondent Bernard Dadis)

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Dec. 3 due to Typhoon Tisoy

Marje Pelayo   •   December 3, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Several local government units have declared class suspensions on Tuesday (December 3) due to the onset of Typhoon Tisoy.

NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION

  • Caloocan City – (all levels, public and private)
  • Las Piñas City – (all levels, public and private)
  • Mandaluyong City – (all levels, public and private)
  • City of Manila – (preschool to senior high school, public and private – starting 12:00 pm)
  • Marikina City – (all levels, public and private)
  • Muntinlupa City – (all levels, public and private)
  • Parañaque City – (all levels, public and private)
  • Pasig City – (all levels, public and private)
  • Pateros – (all levels, public and private)
  • Quezon City – (all levels, public and private)
  • Taguig City – (all levels, public and private)
  • Valenzuela City – (all levels, public and private)
  • Malabon City – (all levels, public and private)

CALABARZON

  • Batangas province – (all levels, public and private) until Wednesday, December 4
  • Cavite province – (all levels, public and private)
  • Laguna – (all levels, public and private)
  • Bay – (preschool to senior high school, public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Calamba – (all levels, public and private)
  • Cavinti -(all levels, public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Famy – (all levels, public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Liliw – (all levels, public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Los Baños – (preschool to senior high school, public and private)
  • Lumban – (all levels, public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Mabitac – (all levels, public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Magdalena – (all levels, public and private), until Wednesday, December 4
  • Majayjay – (all levels, public and private), until Wednesday, December 4
  • Nagcarlan – (all levels, public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Pagsanjan – (all levels, public and private)
  • Pila – (all levels, public and private)
  • Santa Cruz – (all levels, public and private), until Wednesday, December 4
  • Santa Maria – (all levels, public and private)
  • San Pablo City – (all levels, public and private)
  • Siniloan – (all levels, public and private)
  • Victoria – (all levels, public and private)
  • Quezon province – (all levels, public and private)
  • Agdangan – (all levels, public and private)
  • Alabat – (all levels, public and private), until Wednesday, December 4
  • Buenavista – (all levels, public and private)
  • Catanauan – (all levels, public and private), until Wednesday, December 4
  • General Luna – (all levels, public and private)
  • Guinangayan – a(all levels, public and private)
  • Gumaca – (all levels, public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Lucban – (all levels, public and private)
  • Lucena City – (preschool to senior high school, public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Mulanay – (all levels, public and private)
  • Pagbilao – (all levels, public and private)
  • Patnanungan – (all levels, public and private), until Wednesday, December 4
  • Pitogo – (all levels, public and private), until Wednesday, December 4
  • Plaridel – (all levels, public and private)
  • Quezon municipality – (all levels, public and private), until Wednesday, December 4
  • Real – (all levels, public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Sampaloc – (all levels, public and private)
  • San Narciso – (all levels, public and private)
  • Sariaya – (all levels, public and private), until Tuesday, December 3
  • Rizal province – (all levels, public and private)
  • Taytay – (all levels, public and private)

BICOL

  • Albay  – (all levels, public and private) until Tuesday (Dec. 3, 2019)
  • Naga City – (all levels, public and private)
  • Sorsogon – (all levels, public and private) until Tuesday (Dec. 3, 2019)
  • Camarines Sur –  (all levels, public and private)
  • Catanduanes – all levels (public and private)
  • Camarines Norte – (all levels, public and private)
  • Masbate – (all levels, public and private), until Tuesday, December 3

MIMAROPA

  • Magsaysay, Occidental Mindoro – (all levels, public and private)
  • Corcuera, Romblon  – (all levels and government offices)
  • Calatrava, Romblon – (all levels, public only) until Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019)

Rizal Province

  • Binanongan – all levels
  • Cainta – all levels
  • Montalban – all levels
  • Tanay – all levels

Samar province – (all levels, public and private)

  • Northern Samar –  (all levels, public and private)
  • Eastern Samar – (all levels, public and private)
  • Calbayog City – (all levels, public and private)
  • Catbalogan City – (all levels, public and private)

Leyte – (elementary to senior high school)

  • Southern Leyte – (elementary and high school)
  • Baybay City – (all levels, public and private)
  • Mayorga – (all levels, public and private)
  • Batbangon – (all levels, public and private)
  • Tabango – (all levels, public and private)
  • Tacloban City – (all levels, public and private)

Biliran province – (all levels, public and private)

  • Cabucgayan (elementary only)

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