We’re supposed to be in the middle of the rainy season and it’s no surprise that cancels get suspended due to bad weather. So how do we know if classes?
Automatic Cancellations during Typhoons
When the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) issues signal warnings for particular areas, classes are automatically cancelled or suspended during the following:
- Signal No. 1 – Pre-school level in affected area
- Signal No. 2 – Pre-school, elementary and secondary levels in affected area
- Signal No. 3 – Pre-school, elementary, secondary, and tertiary levels (including graduate schools) in affected area
According to Executive Order 66, it is now the local government units (LGUs) who will determine class suspensions during bad weather and calamities. Unlike before, class suspensions due to bad weather are not the Department of Education’s (DepEd) call anymore.
LGUs now have the best idea of what problems students and workers would experience during bad weather. They know which streets get flooded easily and if rain is pouring hard in your locality. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take a typhoon for many of our roads to get flooded.
The mayor’s office would issue class suspension announcements during these times.