#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for 27 July 2023 due to typhoon “Egay”

#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for 27 July 2023 due to typhoon “Egay”

(UPDATED as of 1:30 PM of 27 JULY 2023)

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported late Thursday that typhoon “Egay” (international name: Doksuri) has slightly weakened and was last spotted 95 kilometers west northwest of Calayan, Cagayan (19.5°N, 120.6°E).

According to PAGASA, the typhoon carries maximum sustained winds of 165 kilometers per hour (KPH), with gustiness of up to 230 KPH, and central pressure of 940 hPa. It is moving west northwestward at 15 KPH, with strong winds extending outwards up to 700 kilometers from the center.

For the past few days now, “Egay” has been intensifying the monsoon rains being experienced in much of Luzon, including Metro Manila.

In connection with this, several local government executives have announced class suspensions in their respective areas for July 27, Thursday:

Ilocos Norte
Ilocos Sur
La Union
Mountain Province

Angeles City
Baguio City
Dagupan City
La Trinidad City
Malabon City
Malolos City
San Fernando City

Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro

Rodriguez, Rizal

According to Department of Education order #37 series of 2022 signed by Vice President and concurrent Education Secretary Sara Duterte-Carpio, both in-person and online classes as well as work in schools situated in local government units where a storm warning signal has been raised. Meanwhile, local government executives have the discretion to suspend classes in their respective areas if they deem it necessary.

As of 5:00 AM of July 27, PAGASA has raised the following areas under storm warning signals:

Signal #2:

*Ilocos Norte
*Cagayan including Babuyan Islands
*Northern and central portion of Ilocos Sur

Signal #1:

*Mountain Province
*Northern portion of Zambales
*La Union
*Nueva Vizcaya
*Rest of Ilocos Sur
*Nueva Ecija

The Filipino Scribe will be updating this article if and when new information becomes available.

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