#WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Wednesday, September 12, 2018


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MANILA, Philippines – Classes have been suspended in several areas on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 as Typhoon Mangkhut (local name: Ompong) is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Satellite image of Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong), outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility as of September 11, 2018, 8:30 pm. Image from PAGASA-DOST

At 3:00 pm on Tuesday, Mangkhut was spotted at 1,650 East of Southern Luzon. The possible 'super typhoon' currently has maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometer per hour (kph) near the center.

Mangkhut has gustiness of up to 225 kph and moving West at 30kph.

PAGASA categorizes a cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 220 km/h as a super typhoon.

This typhoon may reach a peak intensity of greater than 205 kph before entering the country.

'Bagyong Ompong' is threatening Northern Luzon and may traverse the Cagayan - Batanes area this Saturday (September 15). Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) # 1 may be raised as early as tomorrow evening (September 12).

The typhoon may strengthen the Southwest Monsoon bringing scattered light to moderate rains and thunderstorms over the Zamboanga Peninsula, Western Visayas and Palawan starting Thursday (September 13).

(As of 12:09 p.m. September 12) Here's the updated list of class suspensions for Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in preparation for the onslaught of Bagyong Ompong (refresh page for the updates):

METRO MANILA (no update yet)

LUZON

VISAYAS

According to the automatic class suspension guideline by DepEd, LGUs have the authority to declare local suspensions in areas where there is no storm signal.

automatic class suspension guideline by DepEd 2018

automatic class suspension guideline by DepEd 2018

automatic class suspension guideline by DepEd 2018

automatic class suspension guideline by DepEd 2018

Meanwhile, cancellation of classes in the tertiary level especially in the private institutions will be at discretion of school administrators.

Note: This is a developing story. Keep locked for the updates. Help us crowdsource class suspension announcements by tweeting @mysummitexpress or commenting below.

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