MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) - The Department of Education (DepEd) announced the resumption of classes at all levels in Metro Manila on Thursday.
DepEd Undersecretary Rizalino Rivera, in a text message, said classes will resume in all levels in the National Capital Region, except for Tonsuya Elementary School--from kindergarten to grade 2 only--in Malabon City.
DepEd Assistant Secretary Tonisito Umali said schools in other areas should follow the guideline that if they are under Signal No. 2, classes are automatically cancelled in pre-school, elementary, and high school levels.
For schools in areas under Signal No. 1, classes are automatically cancelled from kindergarten to pre-school.
As of 4 a.m. Thursday, PAGASA said storm signal 1 was up over Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Abra, La Union, Pangasinan, and Zambales.
DepEd Summary of class suspension on July 28 (as of 5:30am, July 28)
NCR – All classes in Preschool, Elementary, and HS (public and private) will resume today except for the Preschool to Grade 2 classes in Tonsuya Elementary School in Malabon since school ground is still under water. (Per OIC-ARD Jose Rizalino Rosales).
Reg 1 – Due to Public Storm Signal No. 1, classes in Preschool are automatically suspended in Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Pangasinan, and La Union. (Per PAGASA 5am, July 28 Weather Bulletin)
Reg 2 - All classes in Preschool (public and private) have been declared suspended by Regional Director Benito Tumamao. Suspension was based on the PAGASA 11pm, July 27 Weather Bulletin.
CAR - Due to Public Storm Signal No. 1, all classes in Preschool (public and private) are automatically suspended in Abra. (Per PAGASA 5am, July 28 Weather Bulletin)
Reg 3 – All classes in Preschool (public and private) have been declared suspended by Regional Director Teofila Villanueva. Suspension was based on the PAGASA 11pm, July 27 Weather Bulletin.
Reg 4A – Only Rosario, Cavite Mayor has declared suspension of classes in Preschool, Elementary, and HS due to flooding.
Reg 5 – Classes in Preschool, Elementary, and HS are still suspended in the Albay Division, and the City Divisions of Tabaco, Ligao, and Legazpi.