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Aquino orders class suspensions be announced in timely manner

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President Benigno Aquino III MALACAÑANG PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno Aquino III has directed the national agencies concerned as well as local governments to declare the cancellation of classes and work in government offices due to weather disturbances not later than 4:30 a.m. for morning suspensions and not later than 11 a.m. for afternoon cancellations.

According to Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr., Mr. Aquino’s Executive Order No. 66 also directed the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services administration to issue the relevant weather forecasts through various media outlets not later than 10 p.m. of the previous day and 4:30 a.m. of the day of the intended cancellation or suspension of classes and work.

Pagasa should issue the forecast not later than 11 a.m. of the same day when the suspension of classes and work would be in the afternoon.

In the absence of typhoon warnings from Pagasa, EO 66 provides that local chief executives, particularly in flood-prone or high-risk areas, should implement localized cancellation or suspension of classes and government work in coordination with the weather bureau and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

EO 66 set the following guidelines in the cancellation or suspension of classes in public and private schools and work in government offices:

Signal No. 1 — Classes at the pre-school level  in the affected area  shall be automatically cancelled or suspended.

Signal No. 2 — Classes at the pre-school, elementary and secondary levels  in the affected area  shall be automatically cancelled or suspended.

Signal No. 3 — Classes at pre-school, elementary, secondary and tertiary levels, in the affected area  including graduate school, as well as work in all government offices, shall be automatically cancelled or suspended.

EO 66 provides that in areas affected by disasters other than typhoons, classes in all levels in both public and private schools and government work shall be cancelled or suspended only upon the declaration by the President of a state of calamity on recommendation of the NDRRMC.

It added that the concerned local disaster risk reduction and management council must then be responsible for the announcement of the suspension of classes and government work in the affected areas in coordination with the NDRRMC through various media available under the circumstances.


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  • http://twitter.com/doncaparros Don Caparros

    This should have been done a long time ago.  Glad thad PNoy did this.  I hope that PAGASA has  improved its forecasting capabilities especially the amount of rain that a particular region would receive.

  • http://twitter.com/eliseootipan Eliseo Tipan

    Now that climate change is with us already, the government can warn residents 
    of low lying areas if E.O. 66 is followed to the letter. Kaya lang baka sa papel lang
    yan. 

  • isprikitoy

    Signal No. 3 — Classes at pre-school, elementary, secondary and tertiary levels, in the affected area  including graduate school, as well as work in all government offices, shall be automatically cancelled or suspended. - 
    Paano naman yung sa mga Private Offices? di naman kami mga waterproof, stormproof at floodproof eh!

    • Manuel_II

      You just said the magic word, “Private”, now quit complaining and start working, LOL

    • TalagaNaman

      Tama ka ispirikitoy. 

      Imagine signal no. 3 na, hindi pa automatic na suspended or cancelled ang work sa pribado. Ang gusto ni Penoy, yung mga workers na nasa private companies ay makaltasan kapag hindi nakapasok.Ok na sana ang EO 66, kaso kinapos pa. hehehe

    • nestleraisinets

      kaya nga “private”  eh…

      edi itanong mo sa boss mo wag kay pnoy 

    • Manuel_II

      Bakit ang daming Bobo sa mundo, katulad n2, LOL

      • PinoyAkoPinoyTayo

        at least sya nagtatanong, ikaw ni hindi mo alam sagot bakit na-exclude sa EO ang private companies, magsamasama kayo ng Presidente Abnoy mong tatanga-tanga.

      • Manuel_II

        Kung gusto nyo hindi pumasok tuwing Signal No. 3, eh di itawag nyo sa HRD ng Private Companies nyo, kung gusto nyo pala walang pasok tuwing Signal No.3 eh di sana kinuha nyong employer is Government, nag government employee ka sana, LOL

  • Rocky6076

    and you abnoy your quick response to the victims of calamities should also be timely.

  • nestleraisinets

    kung gusto nyong asarin ng abnoy si pnoy, wag kayong magpost kung tatanga tanga lang din kayo. Kaya nga private companies eh…

    • PinoyAkoPinoyTayo

      hoy, ikaw ang tatanga-tanga, even private companies are ‘governed’ by the PH government, ultimo pamilya nyo ay governed ng family code of the Philippines. Pag sinabi ba ng gobyerno i-evacuate ang lugar public institution lang ang susunod? valid yung question na bakit di sinama sa guidlines ang private companies.

      • nestleraisinets

        eh ang tanga tanga mo. Baka hindi mo alam na merong karapatan ang employee na number of absences pwede gamitin.

        gamitin mo nalang un tanga instead na magboracay ka, huwag ka ng maghintay na ibaby ka pa ng baby bonjing na presidente…

  • im_not_convinced

    good job on this one.

  • TalagaNaman

    Hehehe, nagagalit kayo kay ispirikitoy, pero di nyo naman na-gets ang point nya.

    Ano ang dahilan ni Penoy bakit automatically suspended/cancelled ang work sa gobyerno kapag signal no. 3? Hindi ba pwedeng gawing dahilan yun upang pati ang sa pribado ay kanselahin din? 

    Sigurado akong alam ni ispirikitoy ang kaibahan ng gobyerno at pribado. Pero pare-parehong tao din ang mga manggagawa. Kung anong perhuwisyo ang pwedeng idulot ng bagyo sa government workers, ganun din ang perhuwisyong idudulot nun sa private workers.

    • Manuel_II

      Signal No. 3, may fall to Emergency Overtime Work, may provision sa PD No. 442 sa Article 89, either any of those can be use the employer para mapapasok ang mga Employee nila kahit bumabagyo…

      Hindi ako experto sa Labor Law, pero maraming hunghang d2 na akala nila sila lang ang marunong mag Click ng search button, all answer are in the internet. LOL

      Bopols pa rin sya, LOL

      It has been like that ever since, taena nyo, LOL

    • nestleraisinets

      Hehehe, nagagalit kayo kay ispirikitoy, pero di nyo naman na-gets ang point nya.

      Ano ang dahilan ni Penoy bakit automatically suspended/cancelled ang work sa gobyerno kapag signal no. 3? Hindi ba pwedeng gawing dahilan yun upang pati ang sa pribado ay kanselahin din? 

      Sigurado akong alam ni ispirikitoy ang kaibahan ng gobyerno at pribado. Pero pare-parehong tao din ang mga manggagawa. Kung anong perhuwisyo ang pwedeng idulot ng bagyo sa government workers, ganun din ang perhuwisyong idudulot nun sa private workers 
      —–

      student ka pa ata… 

      FYI meron ng rights lahat ng employee like number of absences na pwede nilang gamitin anytime at hindi un mababawas sa sweldo, tanga ka nalang kung inubos mo yon ng diretso para mag bakasyon. Madami pang iba mag google ka nalang

      • TalagaNaman

        nestleraisinets, humirit ka pa pala. hehehe

        Lumitaw tuloy ang katangahan mo. Ang government workers ba ay walang “Leave” din? 

        Napaka-bobo mo para ayun ang gawin mong basehan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KDG2U4PB7SDFWXKCF7KJKIXVM Dong

    It’s more fun DOING NOTHING as the FLOODS RISE in the philippines

  • Patas

    Barangay officers should make the rounds in their repsective areas dueing the announcement of sorts. May mga public speakers sila, gamitin yun para iapaalam sa mga nasasakupan na lugar na may pasok o wala ang mga bata. natutulog sa pansitan ang mga barangay officials.

  • Francis81

    Dapat lang! Ito kasi ang gusto ni Pweenooy nung estudyante blues pa siya palaging walang klase para makapag laro siya ng Atari!

    Nagpapasikat lang si Pwee sa mga estudyante alam niya kasing bumabagsak na ang ratings niya sa youth.



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