Palace won't point fingers over late class suspension

By Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 18 2012 02:31 PM | Updated as of Jun 18 2012 10:42 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang does not want to blame anyone on the reported lateness of the announcement of the suspension of classes in certain areas or schools Monday due to heavy rains.
Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the local government has the discretion to suspend classes in the event of heavy rains or flooding while there are no public storm warning signals raised.

However, he said the system has to be improved and that there are lessons to be learned from the incident.
“I don’t want to do some finger-pointing at this point. But it’s something that we need to learn from… We learn from what we fail to do. If there [were] some complaints by parents as to the lateness of the information, that’s something that we need to analyze and discuss amongst themselves, amongst ourselves what’s the better way of improving the system and I don’t want to finger-point,” Lacierda said.