(LAST UPDATE, 7:45 AM of September 8)

Severe tropical storm “Jolina” (international name “Conson”) is expected to affect parts of Luzon – particularly provinces in Southern Tagalog and Central Luzon regions as well as Metro Manila – throughout Wednesday, September 8. “Jolina” is the tenth tropical cyclone to enter the Philippine area of responsibility.

In its weather bulletin released 2AM of September 8, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported that “Jolina” has maximum sustained winds of 100 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 125 km/h, and central pressure of 996 hPa.

“Jolina” is moving northwestward at 15 km per hour. It has gustiness of up to 180 km from the center. As of 1AM, it was last spotted in the vicinity of Buenavista, Marinduque. PAGASA projects that “Jolina” will move over Tayabas Bay and make landfall over eastern Batangas Wednesday morning. After that, the storm will cross the Batangas-Cavite area before emerging over Manila Bay tonight. This will be followed by another landfall in the vicinity of Bataan Peninsula.

PAGASA has raised public storm warning signals over particular areas – mostly in Region IV. With that, the rules for automatic class suspensions are in effect in accordance with Department of Education (DepEd) Order #14 series of 2021 as reported by The Filipino Scribe last July. DepEd clarified that the guidelines apply regardless of the learning delivery modality.

Local government units can also suspend classes in their respective areas as they deem appropriate. The Filipino Scribe will be updating this post when new information becomes available.

class suspensions for september 8 2021
Classes in several areas in Luzon and Visayas are suspended for September 8, 2021 due to severe tropical storm “Jolina”

Signal #2 – NO CLASSES UP TO SENIOR LEVELS (as per DepEd Order #14 series of 2021)

*Romblon
*Marinduque
*Northern and central portions of Oriental Mindoro (Bansud, Gloria, Pinamalayan, Pola, Socorro, Victoria, Puerto Galera, San Teodoro, Baco, City of Calapan, Naujan)
*Northern portion of Occidental Mindoro (Abra de Ilog, Paluan) including Lubang Islands
*Northwestern portion of Masbate (Aroroy) including Burias Island
*Quezon including Polillo Islands
*Batangas
*Cavite
*Laguna
*Rizal
*Metro Manila
*Bulacan
*Pampanga
*Bataan
*Southern portion of Zambales (San Marcelino, San Antonio, Castillejos, Subic, Olongapo City),

Signal #1 – NO CLASSES FOR PRESCHOOL (as per DepEd Order #14 series of 2021)

*La Union
*Southern portion of Benguet (Sablan, Tublay, Bokod, La Trinidad, Baguio City, Itogon, Tuba, Kapangan, Atok)
*Southern portion of Nueva Vizcaya (Alfonso Castaneda, Dupax del Norte, Dupax del Sur, Aritao, Santa Fe, Kayapa)
*Southern portion of Quirino (Nagtipunan)
*Southern portion of Aurora (Dipaculao, Baler, Maria Aurora, San Luis, Dingalan)
*Pangasinan
*Tarlac
*Nueva Ecija
*Rest of Zambales
*Camarines Norte
*Camarines Sur
*Albay
*Sorsogon
*Southwestern and central portions of Masbate (Mandaon, Baleno, Cawayan, Milagros, Dimasalang, Uson, Balud, City of Masbate, and Mobo) including Ticao Island
*Rest of Oriental Mindoro
*Rest of Occidental Mindoro
*Northwestern portion of Antique (Caluya)
*Northern portion of Aklan

LGU ANNOUNCEMENTS – NO CLASSES IN ALL LEVELS (click the link to access the original source):

QUEZON Province – with work suspension in all government offices
LAGUNA – with work suspension in all government offices
BATANGAS – with work suspension in all government offices 
CAVITE –  

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