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Deped: Not all NCR classes on Wednesday Sept 28 to resume due effect of typhoon Pedring

By on Sep 28, 2011 in Announcement, Asia, Education Comments

Updated: September 28, 2011 1:10 am.

Read PAGASA Typhoon Pedring update 11 pm Sept 27, Metro Manila down to Public Storm Signal No. 1

Manila, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) announced suspension of classes on Wednesday, Sept 28, 2011 in some areas in the National Capital Region (NCR) or Metro Manila.

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According to the latest Deped Twitter updates, not all parts of NCR and other nearby areas will resume their classes on Wednesday particularly those affected by floods caused by typhoon Pedring.

As noted by Deped, NCR classes will resume on Wednesday, September 28 unless declared suspended by their Local Government Units (LGU) due to effect of the recent typhoon which includes flood and power outage.

Among the areas where classes in primary and secondary levels in public and private schools remain suspended on Wednesday include Marikina City, Navotas, Malabon, Bulacan, Angeles City, Nueva Vizcaya and some parts of Valenzuela City, Rizal and Manila, as declared by their local officials.

For Valenzuela City, classes remain suspended on Wednesday in some barangays including Polo, Balangkas, Pasolo, Coloong, Malanday, Tagalag, Isla, Wawang Pulo, Poblacion, Arkong Bato, Rincon, Mabolo, and Bisig, as announced by Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian.

For Rizal, all classes will resume on Wednesday except for San Mateo, Cainta and Rizal. Classes will resume in Lipa City and Tanauan City in Batangas, as well as in Calamba and Sta Rosa in Laguna.

In addition, classes will also remain suspended on Wednesday in Bagong Silangan Elementary School in Quezon City; Sucat and Cupang elementary schools in Muntinlupa and P. Guevarra Elementrary School in Manila.

Meanwhile, Deped Director Elena Ruiz told local news that they will announce other class suspensions within Metro Manila at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, in which they will consider the latest PAGASA weather update and advice from local officials.

For college and universities, the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) rule states that classes at the collegiate level, including graduate school, are automatically suspended in higher education institutions (HEIs) if PAGASA declares a Public Storm Signal No. 3 is raised in a certain area.

However, respective colleges and universities administration are given authority to suspend classes even if signal number 3 is not yet declared, especially if there were great effects after a typhoon.

As noted at ABS-CBN News on Tuesday night, below are the following colleges and universities that announced suspension of classes on Wednesday, September 28, 2011.

* University of Sto. Tomas
* Adamson University
* La Consolacion College-Manila
* Sta. Isabel College-Manila
* Technological Insitute of the Philippines-Manila
* Technological Insitute of the Philippines – Quezon City
* Philippine Christian University-Taft
* University of the Philippines Diliman (all classes suspended from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
* University of the East – Manila (only elementary and high school classes suspended)
* University of the East – Caloocan (only elementary and high school classes suspended)

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