Classes suspended in 3 Cebu cities due to bad weather

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10:24 AM February 20th, 2013

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By: Doris Bongcac, Jhunnex Napallacan, February 20th, 2013 10:24 AM

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CEBU CITY — Classes in all levels were suspended Wednesday in three cities in Cebu due to the incessant rains brought about by tropical depression “Crising”.

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama announced the suspension over station dyLa early Wednesday morning that he had ordered the suspension of classes in all levels from kindergarten to college in both public and private schools.

Rama said the suspension of classes was a preventive move to avoid accidents involving students.

Rama said he immediately called up the Cebu City Schools Division to disseminate the information.

Several schools, including the CIT University and Asian College of Technology, also announced the suspension of their classes.

The University of San Carlos only implemented the suspension of classes in the elementary and high school levels.

Lapulapu City administrator Teodulo Ybañez also said that classes in all levels, also in public and private schools, in their city have been cancelled due to possible flooding because of heavy rains.

Talisay City Vice Mayor Alan Bucao said Mayor Soc Fernandez had also issued a similar directive in their city.

Meanwhile, acting Cebu Governor Agnes Magpale also said she has given the mayors in the different cities and towns in Cebu the discretion to decided if there was a need to suspend classes.

Magpale said there were different weather conditions in the northern and southern Cebu based on the information she got from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.

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