#WalangPasok: Class, work suspensions on November 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang Palace ordered on Thursday the suspension of classes and government work in Metro Manila and seven other areas in Luzon on November 13 due to aftermath of Typhoon 'Ulysses' (Vamco).

#WalangPasok: Class, work suspensions on November 13, 2020
Houses were submerged in floodwaters as shown in aerial inspection of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo Credit: Senator Bong Go

Classes in all levels in public schools, and work in all government offices were cancelled on Friday in the following areas:
  • National Capital Region (NCR)
  • Region 1 (Ilocos Region)
  • Region 2 (Cagayan Valley)
  • Region 3 (Central Luzon)
  • Region IV-A (Calabarzon)
  • Region IV-B (Mimaropa)
  • Region V (Bicol Region)
  • Cordillera Administrative Region

Meanwhile, Palace said the suspension of work for private companies, offices, and schools is left to the discretion of their respective heads.

NOTE: Agencies whose functions involve the delivery of basic and health services, disaster preparedness and response, and/or the performance of other vital services shall continue with their operations.

Local government units earlier announced suspension of classes for Friday.

In the aftermath of the typhoon, several areas in Metro Manila and nearby provinces were affected of severe flooding.

READ: 'Ulysses' rekindles memories of ‘Ondoy’

Class suspensions by LGUs




Distance learning

Education Undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio said in September that classes may be cancelled due to power interruption as learners are dependent on online platforms for the distance learning - a mix of online classes and modular due to COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the automatic class suspension guideline by DepEd, the local government units (LGUs) have the authority to declare local suspensions.

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.

— The Summit Express

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