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Monday, August 1, 2011

KABAYAN and LANDO Update and Suspension of Classes Guidelines

Tropical Depression "LANDO"has maintained its strength while it continues to move Northwestward.
Location of Center:
(as of 10:00 p.m.)
240 kms West of Dagupan City
Coordinates:16.3°N, 117.7°E
Strength:Maximum sustained winds of 45 kph
Movement:Northwest slowly
Forecast Positions/Outlook:Monday evening:
280 km West Northwest of Dagupan City
Tuesday evening:
300 km West of Sinait, Ilocos Sur
Wednesday evening:
240 km West of Laoag City

TD "LANDO" will further intensify the southwest monsoon and will bring scattered to widespread rains over Luzon and Visayas particularly the western section.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 5-10 mm per hour within the 300 km diameter of the tropical depresson.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 AM tomorrow.

Typhoon "KABAYAN" has maintained its strength as it moves in a Northeast direction.
Location of Center:
(as of 10:00 p.m.)
1,125 km East of Tuguegarao City
Coordinates:18.1°N, 133.6°E
Strength:Maximum winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph
Movement:Northeast at 13 kph.
Forecast Positions/Outlook:Monday Evening:1,100 km East of Basco, Batanes
Tuesday Evening:1,045 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes
Wednesday Evening:920 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes

This weather disturbance is too far to directly affect ay part of the country.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 - 25 mm per hour within the 800 km diameter of the Typhoon.

Meanwhile, TD "Lando" was estimated to be at 240 km West of Dagupan City (16.3N, 117.7E). See Severe Weather Bulletin for TD "Lando" for details.

The public and the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 AM tomorrow.

DepED sets guidelines on the suspension of classes 

The Department of Education set the rules on the suspension of classes to keep parents aware and students danger-free in cases of typhoons and other calamities.

Classes in pre-school level in all public and private schools will be automatically suspended with storm number 1.

Classes in pre-school, elementary and high school in all public and private schools will be automatically suspended with storm signal number 2.

Classes in all levels are automatically suspended with storm signal number 3.
All travel and outdoor activities are cancelled with storm signal number 4.

In the absence of typhoon signal warnings from PAGASA, localized suspension or cancellation of classes in both public and private elementary and secondary schools may be implemented by the school principal.

Likewise, the schools division superintendent shall decide on the suspension of classes if such covers the entire division.

Parents wishing to ascertain whether or not to send their children to school should check for media advisories coming from PAGASA, DepED, Calamity, Disaster and Fire Control (CDFC) groups, Local Disaster Coordinating Council (LDCC) and the Local Governments Units (LGUs).

In the absence of official storm warnings, parents have the ultimate responsibility for determining whether their children should go to school.

The required number of school days for the school year shall be considered especially in holding make-up classes to offset the days when classes are suspended.

Make-up classes shall be held on Saturdays or on weekdays beyond the originally-set school calendar in both public and private schools.

NO. 34

SUBJECT: Clarificatory guidelines for the suspension of classes in higher education institutions (HEIs) due to typhoons/storms, flooding, and other weather disturbances.

In line with the guidelines of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC), the following are the guidelines for the suspension of classes in higher education institutions.

 Classes at the collegiate level, including graduate school, are automatically suspended if the proper authorities have declared storm signal no. 3 or higher.
Classes at the collegiate level, including graduate school, may be suspended at the discrection of heads of HEIs if special circumstances in their area such as flooding, road damage, etc. warrant it.
 HEI heads or their duly authorized representatives shall make the announcement for the suspension of classes not later than 5 o'clock in the morning of the day when it shall take effect, using all means of communication.
Even without the suspension of classes, 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 CHED Memorandum Order shall supplement previous issuances, specifically CHED Memorandum Order No. 19 series of 2005. Where there are inconsistencies, this Order shall take precedence.

These guidelines shall remain in force and effect until otherwise revoked.

Issued this 22nd day of October 2010, Quezon City.


PAGASA will send the outlook and the recommendation then DePED and CHED will have the Final says if their will a Classes. 

Why at 4:00 am? Because that's the time PAGASA forecaster create's weather bulletin and outlook for the day. And all the fresh data from the field station are gathered and analyze by our weather forecaster. 

Weather is so unpredictable in nature even with the latest equipment like radar. PAGASA can only monitor and update everyone about the weather but It cannot stop nature. 

Everything is free just look for it