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Metro Manila mayors mull transferring power to cancel classes to new agency

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2018

The Metro Manila Council is looking at the possibility of passing to another agency the authority of local chief executives to suspend work and classes in times of bad weather.

In their position paper, the city administrators are contemplating on forming a lead agency composed of the Department of Education, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and the Metro Manila Development, that shall decide on declaration of class suspensions.

“Gusto natin magkaroon ngayon ng iisang tinig para sa kalakhang Maynila pagdating sa suspensyon ng klase, nang sa ganun ay maayos ang magiging batayan at desisyon ng punong lungsod,” Quezon City Administrator Aldrin Cuña said.

Local officials are often bashed on social media over late announcements during inclement weather.

“Ang iniiwasan lang ng mga mayor ngayon ay yung sinisisi sila dahil pag nag deklara ng suspensyon ng klase biglang umaaraw tapos pag nagdedeklara ng suspensyon ng klase ng maaga o huli. Hindi na nila alam kung ano yung tama at maling gagawin sa suspensyon bagamat hindi natin kontrolado ang klima at panahon,” Cuña said.

But the council clarified that the jurisdiction in suspending classes will not be totally removed from them as they may still override the decision of the lead agency depending on the situation in their respective areas.

LGUs will also provide important information to the selected agency to help in making quick and sound decision.

“Ang tao kasi namin nasa national road lang eh so usually pag bumaha mga inner roads ng barangay hindi namin namomonitor. Ang nakakamonitor talaga nyan mga LGU, so pag-aaralan natin,” MMDA General Manager, Jojo Garcia said.

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List of Class and Work Suspensions

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, September 13th, 2018

#WalangPasok #INGATKAsangbahay #OmpongPH
UPDATED as of September 14, 2018 – 9:30 AM. — In anticipation of the impact of Typhoon Ompong, the following local government units have already declared suspension of classes.
 

QUEZON CITY
– Classes suspended, ALL LEVELS on Friday and Saturday (September 14-15,2018)
– Work Suspended, Quezon City LGU on Friday (September 14, 2018)

PARAÑAQUE CITY
– Classes suspended, ALL LEVELS on Friday and Saturday (September 14-15,2018)

PASIG CITY
– Classes suspended, ALL LEVELS on Friday and Saturday (September 14-15,2018)

PASAY CITY
– Classes suspended, ALL LEVELS on Friday and Saturday (September 14-15,2018)

LAS PIÑAS CITY
– Classes suspended, ALL LEVELS on Friday and Saturday (September 14-15,2018)

MUNTINLUPA CITY
– Classes suspended, ALL LEVELS on Friday and Saturday (September 14-15,2018)

NAVOTAS CITY
– Classes suspended, ALL LEVELS on Friday and Saturday (September 14-15,2018)

MANILA CITY
– Classes suspended, ALL LEVELS on Friday and Saturday (September 14-15,2018)

– Work Suspended, Manila City LGU Friday and Saturday (September 14-15,2018)

CALOOCAN CITY
– Classes suspended, ALL LEVELS on Friday and Saturday (September 14-15,2018)

MAKATI CITY
– Classes suspended, ALL LEVELS on Friday and Saturday (September 14-15,2018)

MALABON CITY
– Classes suspended, ALL LEVELS on Friday and Saturday (September 14-15,2018)

MANDALUYONG CITY
– Classes suspended, ALL LEVELS on Friday to Sunday (September 14-16,2018)

MARIKINA CITY
– Classes suspended, ALL LEVELS on Friday and Saturday (September 14-15,2018)

PATEROS
– Classes suspended, ALL LEVELS on Friday and Saturday (September 14-15,2018)

SAN JUAN CITY
– Classes suspended, ALL LEVELS on Friday and Saturday (September 14-15,2018)
– Work Suspended, San Juan City LGU Friday and Saturday (September 14-15,2018)

TAGUIG CITY
– Classes suspended, ALL LEVELS on Friday and Saturday (September 14-15,2018)

TAGUIG CITY
– Classes suspended, ALL LEVELS on Friday and Saturday (September 14-15,2018)

— ALL LEVELS on September 14, 2018 – Friday

MORONG, Rizal
JALA-JALA, Rizal
PILILLA, Rizal
BINANGONAN, Rizal
ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal
RODRIGUEZ, Rizal
TAYTAY, Rizal
CAINTA, Rizal
TANAY, Rizal

Bulacan
Nueva Ecija
Tarlac
Zambales
Cavite
Laguna
Quezon
Apayao
Abra (including work in public, private offices)
La Union (including work in public, private offices)
Pangasinan (including work in public offices)
Kalinga
Mountain Province
Cagayan
Isabela
Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya (including work in public, private offices)
Aguinaldo, Ifugao
Alfonso Lista, Ifugao
Asipulo, Ifugao
Hingyon, Ifugao
Lagawe, Ifugao
Mayoyao, Ifugao
Angeles City, Pampanga
Arayat, Pampanga
Bacolor (DHVTSU), Pampanga
Candaba, Pampanga
Guagua, Pampanga
Lubao, Pampanga
Macabebe, Pampanga
Masantol, Pampanga
Minalin, Pampanga
San Fernando, Pampanga
Sta. Ana, Pampanga
Sta. Rita, Pampanga
Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur
Cebu City
Calbayog City, Samar
Zamboanga CitySAN TEODORO, Oriental Mindoro
POLA, Oriental Mindoro
CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro
NAUJAN, Oriental Mindoro
PUERTO GALERA, Oriental Mindoro

PREPARATORY to SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
BULALACAO, Oriental Mindoro
PINAMALAYAN, Oriental Mindoro
BACO, Oriental Mindoro

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#WalangPasok : List of Class Suspensions for September 13-15

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

In anticipation of the impact of Typhoon #OmpongPH, the following local government units / schools have already declared suspension of classes.

— Quezon City, Sept. 14-15, All Levels – Public & Private
— Zambales, Sept. 13-14, All Levels – Public & Private
— Abra, Sept. 13-14, All Levels – Public & Private
— Apayao, Sept. 13-16, All Levels – Public & Private
— Marilao, Bulacan, Sept. 13, All Levels – Public & Private
— Obando, Bulacan, Sept. 13, All Levels – Public & Private
— Cagayan, Sept. 13-14, All Levels – Public & Private
— Ilocos Norte, Sept. 13-14, All Levels – Public & Private
— Ilocos Sur, Sept. 13-14, All Levels – Public & Private
— Angadanan, Isabela, Sept. 14, All Levels – Public & Private
— Masantol, Pampanga, Sept. 13-14, All Levels – Public & Private
— Sta. Rita, Pampanga, Sept. 13-15, All Levels – Public & Private
— Dagupan City, Pangasinan, Sept. 13-15, All Levels – Public & Private
— Sorsogon, Sept. 13, All Levels – Public & Private
— Camarines Sur, Sept. 14-15, All Levels – Public & Private
— Aringay, La Union, Sept. 13, All Levels – Public & Private
— Balaoan, La Union, Sept. 13, All Levels – Public & Private
— Bangar, La Union, Sept. 13, All Levels – Public & Private
— Caba, La Union, Sept. 13-15, All Levels – Public & Private
— Bauang, La Union, Sept. 13-15, All Levels – Public & Private
— San Fernando, La Union, Sept. 13-15, All Levels – Public & Private
— San Gabriel, La Union, Sept. 13-15, All Levels – Public & Private
— Sudipen, La Union, Sept. 13-15, All Levels – Public & Private
— San Juan , La Union, Sept. 13-14, All Levels – Public & Private
— Naguilian, La Union, Sept. 13-14, All Levels – Public & Private

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Metro Manila mayors to draft standardized policy on class suspensions

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Confusions on class suspensions especially during inclement weather will soon be addressed.

Metro Manila Council of Mayors on Tuesday (August 7) agreed to form a technical working group that would create a policy that defines the guidelines that local government units (LGU) must follow in declaring class suspensions.

According to the group’s chairman Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, they agreed to come up with a uniformed policy on cancellation of classes.

“Mag-meeting under TWG ang lahat ng local DRRMO officers with CHED, DepEd, Pagasa, Dpwh and OCD para magbuo at magbalangkas ng isang polisiya para sa Metro Manila, para magkaroon ng uniform at tamang basehan ng padedeklara ng walang pasok,” Bautista said.

Meanwhile, the group responded to critics alleging the delays in class cancellations that usually cause outrage from the public.

Mayor Abby Binay claims that she has been receiving threats of bomb plots and assassination because of such delays in announcing class suspension especially during heavy downpours.

“Ginagawa naman ang lahat ng Metro Manila Mayors. Gumagastos para sa pagpapalaki ng mga drainage system pagdudugtong ng drainage system, pagpapalad ng ilog, Pero dahil sa bumaha ng konti hindi nagdeklara ng walang pasok nagsumbong sa 8888 ng presidente, Nagisyu ang DILG na isususpinde ang mayor dahil hindi sya nakapagdeklara kagad. It becomes unfair to the mayors,” Mayor Bautista defended.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) stood in defense of the mayors saying situations vary in each locality.

“Hindi ko nga maintindihan itong mga estudyante natin.Tuwang-tuwa kapag walang pasok pero kapag may araw babatikusin naman ang mga mayor. Of course ang mga mayor nagrerely lang din iyan sa information na ibinabato sa kanila,” explained MMDA Chairman Jose Garcia.

The TWG is expected to submit the draft uniformed policy within the next two weeks. – Joan Nano / Marje Pelayo

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