#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for October 4 2023
(UPDATED, 12:00 AM OF 4 OCTOBER 2023)
Typhoon “Jenny” (international name: Koinu) will continue to affect northern Luzon while also intensifying southwest monsoon rains in many parts of the country for the next two days, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
In its 11:00 PM forecast, the state weather bureau reported that typhoon “Jenny” was last spotted at 305 kilometers east northeast of Itbayat, Batanes (𝟮𝟭.𝟳°𝗡, 𝟭𝟮𝟰.𝟲°𝗘). It has maximum sustained winds of 155 kilometers per hour (KPH) near the center, gustiness of up to 190 KPH, and central pressure of 950 hPa. It is moving north northwestward at 10 KPH. Its strong to typhoon-force winds extend outwards up to 560 km from the center.
In line with this, local government executives are expected to announce the suspension of classes in their respective constituencies for 4 October 2023, Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Department of Education order #37 series of 2022 from Vice President and concurrent Education Secretary Sara Duterte-Carpio mandates that in-person and online classes in both public and private schools as well as work in government-run schools are automatically suspended in areas where a storm warning signal has been raised. This means that there would be no classes up to senior high school in the following areas this October 4:
Under Signal #3 as of 11:00 PM, October 4:
Under Signal #2 as of 11:00 PM, October 4:
*Rest of Batanes
Under Signal #1 as of 11:00 PM, October 4:
*Cagayan, including Babuyan Islands
*Northern and eastern Isabela
*Northeastern Abra (Tineg, Lacub, Malibcong)
*Northern Kalinga (Balbalan, Pinukpuk, Rizal, City of Tabuk)
The said order also says that local government executives can suspend classes if and when the raises a flood warning or orange and red rainfall warning in their respective constituencies.
The Filipino Scribe will be updating this post when new information becomes available.