In its weather bulletin released 11:00 PM of October 4, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported that tropical depression “Lannie” is now over the Sulu Sea, about 120 kilometers south-southeast away from the islands of Cuyo, Palawan (9.9°N, 121.5°E).

“Jolina” has maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 55 km/h, and central pressure of 1004 hPa. It is moving westward at 35 kilometers per hour, with tropical cyclone winds of up to 200 kilometers from the center. It will exit the Philippine area of responsibility by Wednesday.

PAGASA likewise announced that public storm warning signal number 1 is in effect over parts of southern Luzon and Visayas. With that, the rules for automatic class suspensions will be in effect in accordance with Department of Education (DepEd) Order #14 series of 2021 as reported by The Filipino Scribe last July. It is worth pointing out that as per DepEd, the guidelines will apply regardless of the learning delivery modality.

Local government units (LGUs) can also suspend classes in their respective areas as they deem appropriate. It must be reiterated that LGUs must still suspend classes as soon as possible especially since inclement weather makes Internet connectivity unstable and that it also causes power interruptions. The Filipino Scribe will be updating this post when new information becomes available.

October 5 2021 class suspension
It is possible that classes will be suspended in particular levels in certain areas for October 5, 2021 due to tropical depression “Lennie” (Credits: PAGASA Facebook page)

AREAS UNDER SIGNAL #1 (No classes for students in pre-school and kindergarten)

*Parts of Romblon – Cajidiocan, San Fernando, Magdiwang, Santa Maria, Odiongan, Alcantara, Ferrol, Looc, Santa Fe, and San Jose
*Parts of Oriental Mindoro – Roxas, Mansalay, Bulalacao, Bongabong
*Parts of Occidental Mindoro – Sablayan, Calintaan, Rizal, San Jose, Magsaysay
*Parts of Palawan – El Nido, Taytay, Dumaran, Araceli, including Calamian and Cuyo Islands

*Capiz
*Aklan
*Antique
*Iloilo,
*Guimaras
*Negros Occidental
*Parts of Negros Oriental – Bais City, Mabinay, City of Bayawan, Basay, City of Tanjay, Manjuyod, Bindoy, Ayungon, Tayasan, Jimalalud, La Libertad, City of Guihulngan, Vallehermoso, and Canlaon City

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