#WalangPasok: Class suspensions January 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – While classes and work are set to resume in some areas affected by Taal volcano eruption, several local government units and schools have declared suspension of classes on Monday, January 20, 2020 due to ashfall clearing and cleaning operations.

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions on Monday, January 20, 2020

"Ashfall is considered hazardous to health of the pupils," Amadeo, Cavite Mayor Redel John B. Dionisio said.

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"Alert Level 4 still in effect over Taal Volcano," the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said in a Facebook post Sunday morning.

Here's a running list of class suspensions for January 20, 2020 (refresh page for the updates):

Batangas province - all levels (public and private)

Cavite province
  • Amadeo - preschool to senior high school (public and private)
  • Carmona - elementary level (public schools)
  • Silang - all levels (public and private), until January 21 (teaching and non-teaching personnel should report to work to help in the cleaning operations and prepare for the resumption of classes)
  • Tagaytay City - all levels (public and private)


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

Meanwhile, forced evacuation and lockdown are still implemented in the municipalities of Laurel, Talisay, San Nicolas, Lemery, Taal and Agoncillo.

"Total evacuation of Taal Volcano Island and high-risk areas as identified in the hazard maps within the 14-km radius from Taal Main Crater and along the Pansipit River Valley where fissuring has been observed," PHIVOLCS reiterates.

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

— The Summit Express

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