Daily Archives: August 13, 2012

Suspended classes – August 13, 2012

GMA News has compiled a list of areas and schools with no classes today, August 13 2012. These suspensions come at a time when Metro Manila and nearby provinces are still reeling from last week’s monsoon-induced flash floods and amidst threats of another round of heavy rainfall this week due to tropical storm Helen.


  • Marikina
  • Malabon: Damapalit Elementary School
  • Quezon City: Benigno Aquino High School
  • Pasig City: Pasig Catholic College, Kalawaan Elementary School, Pasig Science High School, all levels (public & private) in Brgy. Pinagbuhatan as per Mayor Eusebio
  • Taguig City (these schools only): Tipas Elementary School Annex, Tinga Elementary School, R. Papa HS (Main), R. Papa HS annex, Tipas National HS, Ususan Elementary School, Napindan Elementary School, Tipas Elementary School (Pre-school and kinder ONLY) according to Lito Laparan, PIO staff


  • Hagonoy: Kinder to HS, public and private
  • Meycauayan, Zamora, and Longos: Kinder to elementary public schools
  • Calumpit: Kinder to HS, public | suspension of classes in private schools is upon discretion of school administration


  • Rosario: Afternoon classes, all levels, public and private according to Mayor Ricafronte


  • La Immaculada Concepcion School Pasig: K-Grade 5 classes suspended. Grade 6 to HS classes will resume according to Dir. Romeo Brown, Jr.
  • National Teachers College, Quiapo, Manila: Nursery, kinder, pre-school classes suspended, classes will resume on Wednesday. Grade school to high school classes will resume tomorrow according to Prof. Elma Cordero
  • St. Jude College, Manila: no classes in all levels due to power interruption according to Dr. Tess Corpus, Executive Vice President
  • Angono National High School
  • Angono Elementary School
  • Joaquin Guido Elementary School
  • San Vicente High School
  • Doña Justaguido Elementary School 
  • Ginger Grace Academe 
  • Marrieve of Light School 
  • Harvesters Missions International School (Calumpit, Bulacan): All levels according to Marcelita Alparo, school administrator
  • Shining Christian Movers Academy (Palatiw, Pasig): Pre-school to Grade 6 according to Sol Cruz-Mendoza, school administrator

August 21 2012 Ninoy Aquino Day Holiday

On August 21 2012, the Philippines will commemorate the 29th death anniversary of former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr., a stalwart opposition figure during the Marcos era. The day, which falls on a Tuesday, is a special non-working day in the country by virtue of Republic Act (RA) 9256. The law was enacted by then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2004. The full text of RA 9256 can be read here.

In accordance to RA 9256, President Benigno Aquino III (Aquino’s only son and namesake) has listed August 21 2012 as one of the legal holidays for 2012 through Proclamation 295 (click here to read).

As noted in the first paragraph, the Ninoy Aquino day is a special non-working holiday and not a national holiday. Therefore, employees who report for work on August 21, 2012 will not get a “double pay.” Instead, they will get an additional of 30% to their regular hourly rate for every hour of service rendered.

This is in accordance to the pay rules set by the Department of Labor of Employment (DOLE). The labor department further states that employees who choose to will not report for work will not be paid “unless there is a favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment of wages on special days even if unworked.”

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