#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for 30 August 2023 due to #GoringPH

#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for 30 August 2023 due to #GoringPH


Typhoon “Goring” (international name: “Saola”) continues to affect significant parts of the Philippines as of Tuesday afternoon, with different storm warning signals raised across northern Luzon.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA warned that “Goring” will remain in the Philippine area of responsibility until Thursday. It is expected to continue intensifying the southwest monsoon rains being experienced in many parts of the country.

According to the 11:00 PM bulletin of PAGASA, the center of severe tropical storm “Goring” was last located over the coastal waters of Calayan, Cagayan or more popularly known as Babuyan Islands (19.5°N, 122.5°E).

It carries maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour (KPH) near the center, gustiness of up to 190 KPH, and central pressure of 935 hPa. It is moving northwestward at 10 KPH. It has strong to storm-force winds that extend outwards up to 280 km from the center.

As of late Tuesday evening, the following local government units have announced class suspensions in their respective areas for 30 August 2023, Wednesday. The Filipino Scribe will be updating this post if and when necessary.


Abra – including work in government offices
Bulacan – Marcelo H. Del Pilar Day
Cagayan –

Bacolod City
Several towns in Negros Occidental (Dumangas, Himaymalayan, Pontevedra, Talisay)
Dagupan City
Dumangas, Iloilo
Mangaldan, Pangasinan
Mariveles, Bataan
San Juan City – Battle of Pinaglabanan Day


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.


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