#WalangPasok – Work, class suspensions for April 11 2022 due to tropical storm ‘Agaton’

#WalangPasok – Work, class suspensions for April 11 2022 due to tropical storm ‘Agaton’

(UPDATED as of April 11, 1:00 AM)

Tropical storm “Agaton” (international name “Megi”) has made landfall over parts of Eastern Visayas late Sunday night, Philippine time. “Agaton” is the first tropical cyclone to enter the Philippine area of responsibility this 2022, and it is threatening huge swaths of Visayas within the next three days.

In its weather bulletin released 11PM of April 10, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported that “Agaton” was last spotted over the coastal waters of Mayorga, Leyte (10.8°N, 125.2°E).

It has maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 90 km/h, and central pressure of 998 hPa. “Agaton” is slowly moving westward. It has gustiness of up to 180 km from the center.

PAGASA has raised public storm warning signals over particular areas – mostly in Visayas and northeastern Mindanao. 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.

LGU ANNOUNCEMENTS – NO CLASSES IN ALL LEVELS:

Cebu – including Talisay and Danao City
Southern Leyte – including work in government and private offices, as per Governor Damian Mariano
Maasin City – including work in government and private offices, as per Mayor Nacional Mariano
Tacloban City – including work in government and private offices, as per Mayor Alfred Romualdez
Catbalogan City – including work in government offices as per Mayor Dexter Uy
Cebu City – including work in government offices, as per Mayor Michael Rama

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

Southern portions of Eastern Samar
Southern portions of Samar
Biliran
Northern and central portions of Leyte, including Ormoc City and Tacloban City
Northern portion of Dinagat Islands

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

Southern portion of Masbate
Rest of Eastern Samar
Rest of Samar
Northern Samar
Rest of Leyte
Southern Leyte
Northeastern portion of Cebu, including Camotes Island
Eastern portion of Bohol
Surigao del Norte
Rest of Dinagat Islands

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Mark Pere Madrona

The Filipino Scribe (TFS) is managed by Mark Pere Madrona, a multi-awarded writer and licensed professional teacher from the Philippines. Mr. Madrona earned his master’s degree in history from the University of the Philippines-Diliman last 2020. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in journalism cum laude from the same university back in 2010. His area of interests includes Philippine journalism, history, and politics as well as social media. Know more about him here: https://www.filipinoscribe.com/about/.

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