#WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Tuesday, September 26, 2023

MANILA, Philippines – Face-to-face classes are still suspended in some areas on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 due to volcanic smog or vog from Taal Volcano.

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Tuesday, September 26, 2023

DOH Calabarzon Regional Director Ariel I. Valencia said that “vog should not be taken lightly as sulfur dioxide poses a serious threat to human health that can cause: eye irritation, throat and respiratory diseases, to which can aggravate pre-existing respiratory ailments depending on the concentration or duration of inhalation, and acid rain damages crops that can lead into household water supplies.”

The Philippine Institute of of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) advised Monday that Taal Volcano is still in Alert Level 1, which means that it is still in abnormal condition and should not be interpreted to have ceased unrest nor ceased the threat of eruptive activity.

Here's the list of class suspensions for Tuesday, September 26, 2023 (refresh page for updates):

  • Sto. Tomas – kindergarten to senior high school, including ALS, public and private (shift to modular distance learning or online class)

  • Bay – all levels, public and private
  • Calauan – all levels, public and private

The health department continues to advise communities affected by the volcanic smog to stay indoors and close doors and windows, wear a N95 mask if needed to go out, drink plenty of water to avoid eye irritation and immediately go to the nearest hospital if necessary.

— The Summit Express

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