Local government units in several areas in Visayas and Mindanao have announced the suspension of classes in their respective constituencies for tomorrow, January 9, due to tropical depression “Auring.”
Based on the 11:00 PM storm bulletin of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA, “Auring” was last spotted 35 km West Southwest of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte(09.7°N, 125.2°E). It carries maximum winds of up to 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 75 kph. It is moving west northwest at 7 kilometers per hour and is expected to stay in the Philippine area of responsibility until Wednesday.
VISAYAS: Bohol, Siquijor, Negros Provinces, Southern Leyte, Cebu including Camotes Island, Guimaras, Iloilo and Southern part of Antique.
MINDANAO: Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island, Dinagat Province, Misamis Oriental, and CamiguinAs stipulated in President Benigno Aquino III’s Executive Order 66, classes in all levels are automatically suspended in areas under Signal #3. Meanwhile, classes up to high school are suspended in areas under signal #2. Lastly, classes in preschool and kindergarten are suspended for areas under signal #1.
Nevertheless, local government leaders can declare class suspensions on their own as they deem appropriate. So far, class suspensions had been announced in the following areas:
Manila (due to the Feast of Black Nazarene)
Bayabas, Surigao del Sur
UP TO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL:
Agusan del Norte
REMINDER TO COLLEGE STUDENTS:
If there’s heavy rains or floods in the area where you will be coming from, keep in mind CHED Memo #15 (2012).