#WalangPasok: Class Suspensions For April 12, 2023, Wednesday

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#WalangPasok: Class Suspensions For April 12, 2023, Wednesday

#WalangPasok: Updated List of Work and Class cancellations for April 12, 2023 (Wednesday)

Manila, Philippines – Several Local Government Units and Schools within the Philippines suspended classes and government work on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, as a consequence of Tropical Depression Amang.

#WalangPasok Announcements Class suspensions for April 2023
#WalangPasok Announcements Class suspensions for April 2023

Walang Pasok Updates: Abril 12, 2023, Miyerkules

(As of 10:18pm, April 11, 2023) Here’s an updated list of towns, cities, and schools that canceled classes/work On Wednesday:

Bicol Region

  • Camarines Sur — All levels (Private and non-private)
  • Naga City – preschool to senior highschool (private and non-private) (source)

CALABARZON

  • Laguna Province
    • Liliw – all levels (private and non-private)
    • Mabitac – all levels (private and non-private)
    • Pagsanjan – all levels (private and non-private)
    • Pangil – all levels (private and non-private)
    • Santa Cruz – all levels (private and non-private)
    • Santa Maria – all levels (private and non-private)
  • Quezon Province
    • Calauag – preschool to senior highschool (private and non-private)
    • General Luna – preschool to senior highschool (private and non-private)
    • Gumaca – preschool to senior highschool (private and non-private)
    • Infanta – preschool to senior highschool (private and non-private)
    • Jomalig – all levels (private and non-private)
    • Lopez – preschool to senior highschool (private and non-private)
    • Lucena City – preschool to senior highschool (private and non-private)
    • Mulanay – all levels (private and non-private)
    • Tagkawayan – all levels (private and non-private)
  • Rizal
    • Angono – preschool to senior highschool (private and non-private)
    • Taytay – preschool to senior highschool (private and non-private)

Central Luzon

  • Aurora
    • Dingalan – all levels (private and non-private)
  • Bulacan
    • San Ildefonso – preschool to senior highschool (private and non-private)
    • Norzagaray – preschool to senior highschool (private and non-private)
    • San Rafael – preschool to senior highschool (private and non-private)
  • Nueva Ecija
    • San Jose City – preschool to senior highschool (private and non-private)
    • Talavera – preschool to senior highschool (private and non-private)

Forecast Weather Conditions Issued at 4:00 PM, 11 April 2023

SYNOPSIS: At 3:00 PM today, the middle of Tropical Depression “Amang” was estimated based on all available data at 135 km East Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes or 260 km East of Daet, Camarines Norte (14.0°N, 125.4°E), with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the middle and gustiness of as much as 70 km/h. It’s moving Westward at 30 km/h.

Forecast Weather Conditions

Place Weather Condition Caused By Impacts
Bicol Region, Quezon, Marinduque, and Samar Provinces Rains with gusty winds TD Amang Possible flooding or landslides as a consequence of moderate to heavy with at times intense rains. Minimal to minor threat to lives and properties as a consequence of strong winds
Romblon and the remaining of Visayas Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms TD Amang Possible flash floods or landslides as a consequence of moderate with at times heavy rains
Metro Manila and the remaining of the country Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms Localized Thunderstorms Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms

Tropical Depression “Amang”

Issued at 05:00 pm, 11 April 2023 (Valid for broadcast until the subsequent advisory to be issued at 11:00 PM tomorrow)

“AMANG” MAINTAINS ITS STRENGTH AND CONTINUES TO MOVE WESTWARD TOWARDS THE NORTHERN COAST OF CATANDUANES

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND AREAS

Heavy Rainfall Outlook

  • Forecast collected rainfall from this afternoon until tonight
  • Heavy rains (50-100 mm): Bicol Region and Northern Samar
  • Forecast collected rainfall from this afternoon until Thursday evening
  •  Intense rains (100-200 mm): Northern portion of Quezon and the eastern portion of Laguna
  •  Heavy rains (50-100 mm): Rizal, the southern portion of Aurora, the remaining of Laguna, and Quezon
  • Under these conditions, flooding and rain-induced landslides are possible, especially in areas which are highly or very highly at risk of these hazards as identified in hazard maps and in localities that experienced considerable amounts of rainfall for the past several days.

Severe Winds

  •  Areas under Wind Signal No. 1 may experience strong winds (strong breeze to close gale strength) related to Tropical Depression “AMANG” which can pose minimal to minor threat to life and property.
  • Wind Signal No. 1 could also be hoisted in other localities in Central Luzon and Cagayan Valley in succeeding bulletins.

HAZARDS AFFECTING COASTAL WATERS

  • Under the influence of the Tropical Depression, a marine gale warning is in effect over Catanduanes, the eastern coasts of Albay and Sorsogon, and the northern and eastern coasts of Northern Samar and Eastern Samar. For more information, seek advice from Gale Warning #2 issued at 5:00 PM today.
  • In the subsequent 24 hours, moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 2.8 m) over the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Eastern Visayas that are usually not under any gale warning. Mariners of small seacrafts are advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea and, if possible, avoid navigating in these conditions.

TRACK AND INTENSITY OUTLOOK

  •  For the subsequent 24 hours, “AMANG” is forecast to trace generally westward or west northwestward towards Bicol Region today before turning west northwestward or northwestward for the rest of the forecast period. While the present track forecast shows that the tropical depression will remain offshore over the waters east of Luzon for the subsequent 3 days, the forecast confidence cone shows that a landfall scenario over the Bicol Peninsula area just isn’t ruled out (may omit or very close near Catanduanes), especially for the subsequent 9 hours.
  • Throughout the forecast period, “AMANG” is forecast to stay as a tropical depression, with the opportunity of weakening right into a low-pressure area by late Thursday or early Friday.

Department of Education (DepEd) Class and Work Suspension Guideline:

Listed here are the rules for cancellation or suspension of classes and work in public schools from Kindergarten to Grade 12 where there are typhoons, heavy rains, and floods based on DepEd Order No. 37, s. 2022.

The Department of Education issues these Guidelines on the Cancellation or Suspension of Classes and Work in Schools within the event of Natural Disasters, Power Outages/Power Interruptions, and other calamities to further guide schools, their personnel, and learners, each inside the private and non-private institutions.

Guidelines on the Suspension of Classes When Typhoons and Other Calamities Occur image via DepEd
Guidelines on the Suspension of Classes When Typhoons and Other Calamities Occur image via DepEd

1. Typhoon

In-person and online classes in any respect levels are robotically canceled in schools situated in Local Government Units (LGUs) issued with Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals (TCWS) 1, 2, 3,4, or 5 by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

If the TCWS is issued at a time when classes have already begun, the college shall immediately suspend the classes and work and send everyone home whether it is protected to accomplish that. Nevertheless, schools are obligated to maintain the scholars and personnel safely in class if traveling has develop into unsafe.

Local Chief Executives shall choose the cancellation or suspension of classes in cases where there are strong winds in specific or all areas of the LGU but just isn’t as a consequence of a typhoon.

Automatic Class Cancellation during Heavy Rainfall
Automatic Class Cancellation during Heavy Rainfall

2. Heavy Rainfall

In-person and online classes in any respect levels are robotically canceled in schools situated in LGUs issued with Yellow, Orange, and Red Rainfall Warnings by the PAGASA.

If the Warning is issued when classes have already begun, the college shall immediately suspend the classes and work and send everyone home whether it is protected to accomplish that. Nevertheless, schools are obligated to maintain the scholars and personnel safely in class if traveling has develop into unsafe.

Local Chief Executives shall choose the cancellation or suspension of classes in cases where there are torrential rains in specific or all areas of the LGU but just isn’t issued a Heavy Rainfall Alert by PAGASA.

Class Cancellation when theres Flood
Class Cancellation when there’s a Flood

3. Flood

In-person and online classes in all levels are robotically canceled in schools situated in LGUs issued with a Flood Warning by the PAGASA.

If the Flood Warning is issued at a time when classes have already begun, the college shall immediately suspend the classes and work and send everyone home, whether it is protected to accomplish that. Nevertheless, schools are obligated to maintain the scholars and personnel safely in class if traveling has develop into unsafe.

Local Chief Executives shall choose the cancellation or suspension of classes in cases where there may be flooding in specific or all areas of the LGU but just isn’t issued a Flood Warning by PAGASA.

Class Suspension / Earthquake
Class Suspension / Earthquake

4. Earthquakes

In-person and online classes in all levels are robotically canceled in schools situated in LGUs where the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS) declares an earthquake with PHILVOCS Earthquake Intensity Scale (PEIS) V or above.

Local Chief Executives shall choose the cancellation or suspension of classes in cases where the PEIS is IV and below.

School Principals can cancel classes at any Intensity Scale if of their assessment, constructing and other structures are seen to be in peril of collapsing or is found to have major damage.

The School Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Team Head should clear the return of scholars and personnel in buildings and other structures.

Class Suspension during Power Outages
Class Suspension during Power Outages

5. Power Outages/ Power Interruptions/ Brownouts

There will likely be no automatic cancellation or suspension of classes if there are power outages/power interruptions/brownouts in schools. If power outages/power interruptions and brownouts have resulted in a poor learning environment, school officials can cancel or suspend classes at their discretion.

6. Adjustments to Learning Delivery Resulting from Suspensions/Cancellations of Classes

If canceled or suspended classes occur, distance learning or make-up classes shall be implemented to be sure that learning competencies and objectives are still met.

In adherence to the availability of DepEd Order No. 14, s. 2021, learners who miss learning activities as a consequence of class suspensions caused by various disruptions like disasters and/or emergencies as a consequence of natural or human-induced hazards shall be accorded due consideration within the completion of their learning tasks.

7. Maintenance of Workforce and Activation of DRRM Teams

Teaching school personnel, including ALS teachers, and non-teaching school personnel in schools, Division Offices, Regional Offices, and the Central Office, shall not be required to report back to work, except those that are mandated to render security, safety, finance, engineering, sanitation, health, and disaster response duties.

Schools, then again, should always be able to implement distant work with measured output.

Central, Regional, and Schools Division Offices and schools shall activate their DRRM Teams to arrange, monitor, and reply to the situation. DRRM Team members, particularly DRRM Coordinators and Engineers, shall be required to report back to work within the aftermath of the disaster to proceed undertaking response, early recovery, and reporting based on established DRRM protocols (e.g., an inspection of faculty facilities to vet damages as reported by School DRRM Coordinators, detailed assessment of damaged facilities for purposes of developing the Program of Works for infrastructure costing in rehabilitation and recovery plans,  and participation in coordination meetings with LDRRMCs). Other DRRM Team members may likewise be required to report back to work as needed.

Officials of personal schools shall exercise discretion relative to the work arrangement of their DRRM personnel.

8. Use of colleges as Evacuation Center or COVID-19 Quarantine and/or Isolation Facility/Vaccination Center

Schools shall not be used as quarantine and/ or isolation facilities or vaccination centers. The authority given to Regional Directors in allowing schools to be designated as quarantine and/or isolation facilities/ vaccination centers under Office Memorandum OM-Osec-2020-004 (Guidance to Regional Directors for Motion Requests by Local Government Units to Use DepEd Schools and Engage DepEd Personnel in Activities Related to COVID-19), is hereby lifted. Office Memorandum OM-OSEC- 2021-03-003 (Use of DepEd Classrooms and Other Facilities as Vaccination Centers) is likewise hereby repealed.

In other disasters, schools could also be used as a direct evacuation site that shouldn’t last greater than fifteen days. LGUs shouldn’t use schools as long-term shelters for evacuees.

9. Conduct of Psychological First Aid

As the upkeep of a conducive learning environment requires addressing the immediate needs of affected learners and personnel within the aftermath of disasters, all Schools Division Offices, with the support of Regional Offices, shall assess Mental Health and Psychosocial Support needs and services and lead the conduct of Psychological First Aid (PFA). This shall include the mobilization of trained PFA providers and partners and if needed, referral pathways for learners and personnel identified for further specialized psychological support services. Required health standards shall at all times be applied.

10. Responsibility of Parents or Guardians

The DepEd still maintains that oldsters or guardians are accountable for determining whether their children should attend classes considering their physical and/or mental health during disasters and calamities. This is applicable even when no order for cancellation or suspension of classes has been issued.

Nevertheless, additionally it is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to be sure that their child can meet up with the needed competencies that the learners should master.

For more information, read DO 37, s. 2022: https://bit.ly/DO37S2022

*Suspension of classes for the tertiary level (colleges and universities) will likely be on the discretion of faculty management.

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Philippine Weather Updates: Some Classes on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, have been canceled as a consequence of inclement weather and the results of typhoon Amang.

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