#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for October 20 2016 due to super typhoon ‘Lawin’

#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for October 20 2016 due to super typhoon ‘Lawin’

(Updated, 2:00 AM)

Classes in dozens of areas across Luzon are suspended for Thursday, October 20, as northern Philippines braces for the onslaught of super typhoon “Lawin” (international name: Haima).

In its severe weather bulletin released late Wednesday night, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA projected that the center of super typhoon “Lawin” is at 95 km east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (17.5°N, 122.6°E).

“Lawin” carries maximum sustained winds of up to 225 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 315 kph. It is moving west northwest at 25 kph. It is expected to make landfall over Cagayan – Isabela area by Thursday midnight. It will then cross Apayao and Ilocos Norte before eventually moving to the West Philippine Sea.

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Classes in various areas across are suspended for tomorrow, October 20, due to super typhoon “Lawin” (Credits: PAGASA Facebook page)


PAGASA has raised public storm warning signals in the following areas as of 11:00 PM:

Signal #5 –  (No classes in all levels, including government offices)
Cagayan, Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga, Northern Abra, and Ilocos Norte

Signal #4 –  (No classes in all levels, including government offices)
Rest of Abra, Ilocos Sur, Mt. Province, Ifugao and Calayan Group of Islands

Signal #3 – (No classes in all levels)
La Union, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino and Northern Aurora

Signal #2 – (No classes for preschool, elementary, and secondary levels)
Batanes Group of Islands, Pangasinan, Rest of of Aurora, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Northern Zambales, and Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands

Signal #1 – (No classes for preschool)
Rest of Zambales, Bulacan, Bataan, Pampanga, Rizal, Rest of Quezon, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, and Metro Manila


Ilocos Norte
Ilocos Sur
Nueva Ecija
Mt. Province
La Union
Benguet (including Baguio City and La Trinidad City)
Nueva Vizcaya
Pangasinan, including Dagupan City
Pampanga, including Angeles City
All cities in Metro Manila


If there’s heavy rains or floods in the area where you will be coming from, keep in mind CHED Memo #15 (2012).

“Students who are unable to report to class or participate in scheduled activities such as exams due to inclement weather shall be given consideration and be allowed to make up for the missed class or activity.”


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