#WalangPasok: Class suspensions January 16, 2020

    MANILA, Philippines – Classes in some areas are still suspended on Thursday, January 16 as Alert Level 4 still in effect over Taal Volcano or "hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days."
    #WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Thursday, January 16, 2020

    Local government units ordered suspension of classes to prioritize safety of students.


    Here’s a running list of class suspensions for January 16, 2020 (refresh page for the updates):


    Batangas province - all levels (public and private)

    Cavite province - all levels (public and private), until January 17 (Friday)

    • Bay - all levels (public and private)
    • Cabuyao - all levels (public and private)
    • Calamba City - all levels (public and private)
    • Biñan City - all levels (public and private), until January 18 (Saturday)
    • Los Baños - all levels (public and private)
    • San Pedro - all levels (public and private)
    • Santa Rosa City - all levels (public and private)

    NOTE: Some schools are being used by LGUs as evacuation center for those affected by Taal eruption.

    In DOST-PHIVOLCS' 5:00 p.m. update on Wednesday, the agency said that 12 out of 53 volcanic earthquakes were felt since 5:00 a.m. today.

    PHIVOLCS strongly reiterates total evacuation of Taal Volcano Island and areas at high risk to pyroclastic density currents and volcanic tsunami within a 14-kilometer radius from Taal Main Crater and along the Pansipit River Valley where fissuring has been observed.

    Areas around Taal Volcano are advised to guard against the effects of heavy and prolonged ashfall.

    — The Summit Express

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