MANILA, Philippines — Several local government units have declared a cancellation of classes for Monday, November 16, 2020, due to the continuing effects of Typhoon Ulysses.
In a twitter post, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte announced on Sunday that Synchronous or online classes from Kinder to Senior High School in public schools in Quezon City shall be suspended from November 16-17, 2020.
“Other modes of learning (asynchronous / printed modular) shall continue. Maximum leniency shall be extended to all students in light of the damages brought about by the typhoon,” Mayor Belmonte added.
“Private schools have the power to suspend classes upon their discretion as per DepEd NCR Advisory issued Nov 14, 2020,” she said further.
This decision was based on the recommendation of the Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division Office-Quezon City.
The Caloocan City government, likewise, suspended online classes from November 16 to 21; while Pasig City has announced the suspension of classes from kindergarten to senior high school on Monday and Tuesday (Nov. 16-17).
On the other hand, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has announced that “classes in elementary, junior high school and senior high will resume tomorrow, November 16, 2020. Use of messenger classroom and asynchronous modality in areas with a weak internet signal.
The local chief executive based his decision on the recommendation of Dr. Magdalena Lim, the head of the Division of City Schools–Manila.
Meanwhile, the Adamson University has also announced class suspension on Nov. 16 and 17.
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines has declared academic break in all levels, all branches and campuses on Nov. 16–27.
The University of Santo Tomas, meanwhile, announced suspension of synchronous and asynchronous classes on Nov. 16–21.
The University of the Philippines has also declared cancellation of classes for Nov. 16–21. — /mbmf