#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for 1 August 2023 due to monsoon rains
(UPDATED AS OF AUGUST 1, 2:00 PM)
In its 11:00 PM forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), reported that the eye of typhoon “Falcon” (international name: Khanun) was last spotted at 975 kilometers east northeast of extreme northern Luzon (23.6°N, 130.8°E). It is moving northwestward at 15 kilometers per hour (KPH).
It has maximum sustained winds of 175 KPH near the center, gustiness of up to 215 KPH, and central pressure of 935 hPa. Its strong to typhoon-force winds extend outwards up to 650 km from the center, though no storm warning signal is raised anywhere in the Philippines.
“Falcon” is expected to continue intensifying the southwest monsoon rains experienced throughout the country for the next three days despite not making a landfall in any part of the Philippines. The typhoon is projected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility within this Tuesday and move toward Taiwan and China.
In line with this, local government executives across the country are expected to announce class suspensions for 1 August 2023, Monday. The Filipino Scribe will be updating this post if and when new information becomes available.
Malolos, Bulacan – including work in government offices
Santa Maria, Bulacan
Candaba, Pampanga – including work in government offices
Masantol, Pampanga – including work in government offices
San Simon, Pampanga – including work in government offices
Dagupan City, Pangasinan
REMINDER TO COLLEGE STUDENTS:
According to the Commission on Higher Education’s Memorandum Order #15 series of 2012, “students who are unable to report to class or participate in scheduled activities such as exams due to inclement weather shall be given consideration and be allowed to make up for the missed class or activity.”
This must be the case especially during instances where the local government executive did not announce suspension of classes.