Class suspensions in Metro Manila, Luzon today due to Typhoon 'Labuyo' announced

    Manila, Philippines - Due to inclement weather situation as Typhoon 'Labuyo' pounds Metro Manila and nearby provinces (Luzon) today, August 12, 2013, classes in all levels were suspended in some areas as announced through social media on Sunday and early Monday.

    Read: Bagyong 'Labuyo' threatens Luzon; Metro Manila under Signal No.1

    Department of Education (DepEd) said that according to rules, LGU officials are the authority to declare suspension of classes. Students are advised to closely monitor updates using #walangpasok hashtag on Twitter. 

    Under the rules on automatic suspension of classes, Storm Signal No. 1 suspends classes in kindergarten, No. 2 in elementary and high school, and No 3 in college, including graduate school and government offices.

    Read: DepEd reminds class suspension rules

    Automatic suspension of classes for all levels (preschool, elementary, secondary, tertiary including graduate school) - Typhoon Warning Signal No. 3:
    • Cagayan
    • Isabela
    • Apayao
    • Kalinga
    • Abra
    • Ilocos Norte
    • Ilocos Sur
    • La Union
    • Pangasinan
    • Benguet
    • Mountain Province
    • Ifugao
    • Nueva Vizcaya
    • Quirino
    • Northern Aurora

    No classes in preschool, elementary and secondary levels - Typhoon Warning Signal No.2:
    • Tarlac
    • Nueva Ecija
    • Calayan & Babuyan Islands
    • Zambales
    • Aurora
    No classes in preschool - Typhoon Warning Signal No. 1
    • Pampanga
    • Bulacan
    • Rizal
    • Batanes
    • Bataan
    • Cavite
    • Laguna
    • Metro Manila
    • Northern Quezon including Polilio Island

    Class suspensions announced by local government units (LGUs):
    • Caloocan (public and private; elementary)
    • Las Pinas (public and private; preschool to high school)
    • Makati (public and private; preschool to high school)
    • Malabon (public and private; preschool and elementary)
    • Mandaluyong (public and private; preschool to high school)
    • Manila (public and private; preschool and elementary)
    • Marikina (public and private; pre-school to high school)
    • Muntinlupa (public and private; preschool to high school)
    • Navotas (public; preschool to high school)
    • Pasay (public and private; all levels)
    • Pasig (public and private; preschool to high school)
    • Pateros (public and private; all levels)
    • Quezon City (public and private; all levels)
    • San Juan (public and private; all levels)
    • Taguig (public and private; preschool and elementary)
    • Valenzuela (public and private; preschool to high school), only in the following barangays: Wawang Pulo, Balangkas, Pariancillo Villa, Palasan, Arkong Bato, Polo, Poblacion, Tagalag, Bisig, Isla, Rincon, Pasolo, Mabolo, Malanday, Dalandanan, Coloong and Malinta.
    • Angeles, Pampanga (public and private; preschool to high school)
    • Bulacan (public and private; preschool to high school)
    • Cainta, Rizal (public and private; preschool, elementary and high school)
    • Cavite (public and private; preschool to high school)
    • Dagupan (public and private; elementary and high school)
    • Laguna (public and private; all levels)
    • San Mateo, Rizal (public and private; all levels)
    • Tagaytay (public and private; preschool and elementary)

    Class suspensions announced by Colleges and Universities Admins:
    • Adamson University
    • Ateneo de Manila University (elementary to college)
    • FEU Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
    • Manila Central University (preschool to high school)
    • Miriam College (including office work)
    • National University
    • Philippine Women's University (including office work and JASMS)
    • Polytechnic University of the Philippines
    • St. Paul University - Manila
    • St. Paul University - Quezon City
    • University of Santo Tomas (including office work)
    • University of the East Manila and Caloocan (all levels)
    • University of the Philippines Diliman
    • University of the Philippines Los Banos

    PAGASA Weather Update:
    At 7:00 AM today (12 August 2013), the eye of Typhoon “‪#‎LabuyoPH‬” was located based on all available data in the vicinity of Nueva Vizcaya (16.4°N, 121.3°E) with maximum sustained winds of 165 Kph and Gustiness of 200 Kph. Forecast Movement: West Northwest at 22 Kph.

    Moderate to heavy rains is affecting Zambales and most likely to continue for the next 3 hours.

    PAGASA said yesterday that 'Labuyo' is the strongest tropical cyclone so far for this year.  By Tuesday morning, Labuyo is expected to exit PAR, the weather central said.

    People are advised to MONITOR the weather condition in the next advisory by PAGASA.

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