No classes due to typhoon – Elementary, High School, College

James Ryan Jonas

For the entire day yesterday, July 26, our website experienced several downtimes and displayed various connection errors. I checked and apparently, the reason was that a lot of people were searching for news regarding the suspension of classes due to typhoon Juaning. Our post two years ago, entitled July 27 – Classes in NCR suspended was the most-viewed article and total site visitors more than doubled yesterday because of that.
However, that post was made in 2009. The good (?) news, though, is that classes are also suspended today, July 27, 2011 in all educational levels in areas under storm signals number 1 and 2.
According to the Department of Education, all classes in the preschool, elementary and high school levels in private and public schools in areas under Signal No. 1 and No. 2 have been canceled today, Wednesday, July 27.
Those affected by Signal No. 2 are Metro Manila (NCR), the provinces of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Catanduanes, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Zambales, Pampanga, Tarlac, Bulacan, Bataan, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, and Quezon (including Polillo Island).
Signal No. 1 is currently raised over Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Apayao, Cagayan, Abra, Kalinga, Isabela, Mountain Province, Ifugao, La Union, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Aurora, Mindoro provinces, Lubang Island, Marinduque, Romblon, Burias Island, Masbate, Ticao Island and Sorsogon.
As for the tertiary level, Executive Secretary Jojo Ochoa has announced that classes in the college level in NCR are also suspended, upon recommendation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and DOST-PAGASA.
Rest day today! Get some more sleep while the weather is cold!

James Ryan Jonas teaches business management, investments, and entrepreneurship at the University of the Philippines (UP). He is also the Executive Director of UP Provident Fund Inc., managing and investing P3.2 Billion ($56.4 Million) worth of retirement funds on behalf of thousands of UP employees.