Class suspensions on Dec. 16 due to Typhoon ‘Nona’
Several local government units on Tuesday evening suspended classes for Dec. 16 due to the effects of Typhoon “Nona.”
Classes in the following areas are suspended:
• San Juan
• Quezon City
• Oriental Mindoro
• Occidental Mindoro
Pre-school to high school
• Calamian Group of Islands
Pre-school and kindergarten
• Metro Manila
• Southern Zambales
• Northern Palawan including Cuyo Island
The Department of Education earlier released guidelines for the cancellation of classes.
Under the guideline, classes in pre-school are automatically suspended in areas under Storm Signal No. 1 while classes in kindergarten, elementary and high school levels are automatically suspended in areas under Storm Signal No. 2.
It added that under Storm Signal No. 3, all classes in kindergarten, elementary, high school, college and graduate school levels are suspended.
However, according to the DepEd, the local government unit has the authority to declare class suspensions in their respective areas even when there is no storm signal.
It said local chief executives had the prerogative to suspend classes in case a localized cancellation is necessary, for instance in the event of flooding even without a storm signal, earthquakes, tsunami, landslides and fire.
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