Albay town suspends in-person classes due to hot weather

Albay town suspends in-person classes due to hot weather

Map of Albay, Philippines


LEGAZPI CITY — In-person classes in Libon town in Albay were suspended on Tuesday, April 2, due to the extreme heat.

In an advisory, Mayor Wilfredo Maronilla said all classes in private and public schools would shift to modular or online set up.


Maronilla also advised the public to stay hydrated and schedule outdoor activities in the morning or late in the afternoon.


The record of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) shows that the province reached 37 degrees Celsius on Monday.

READ: Class suspension ordered amid soaring temperatures

“Extreme” level heat indexes were also recorded in Daet, Camarines Norte (39ºC); Virac, Catanduanes (41ºC); Masbate City, Masbate (39ºC); and Juban, Sorsogon (38ºC).

Pagasa also recorded “danger” level heat index in Pili town in Camarines Sur (44ºC).

Meanwhile, instead of uniforms, students and employees of Bicol University in this city were allowed to wear comfortable clothes during work and classes.

Baby Boy Benjamin Nebres, the university president, reminded them to keep hydrated to avoid any heat-related illnesses like heat stroke, hypertension, and other health concerns.

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