Class suspensions – December 5 2012

According to the latest typhoon bulletin issued (11PM) by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the eye of typhoon Pablo (international code name: Bopha) was located 145 km southwest of Iloilo City, with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph and gustiness of 170 kph. Pablo is moving northwest at 24 kph. The weather advisory issued at 11pm tonight will be the basis of class and work suspensions tomorrow.

The Office of the President released early this year Executive Order 66 which outlined the rules in suspending classes. They are as follows:

Signal # 1 – classes at the pre-school level shall be automatically cancelled or suspended in affected areas

Signal #2 – classes at the pre-school, elementary and secondary levels, in the affected area, shall be automatically cancelled or suspended,

Signal #3 – classes at pre-school, elementary, secondary, and tertiary levels, including graduate school, as well as work in all government offices, shall be automatically cancelled or suspended.

Meanwhile, section 2 of EO 66 says that local chief executives can also suspend classes in their respective areas even if a storm warning signal has not been raised.

typhoon pablo 2012

Suspension of classes for December 5 2012 due to Typhoon Pablo

As of 11PM, PAGASA has raised the following storm warning signals:

Public Storm Warning Signal #3:
(Winds of 101-185kph is expected in at least 18 hrs.)

Luzon: Northern Palawan incl. Calamian Grp. Of Islands

Visayas: Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, Bohol, Siquijor, Southern Cebu, Negros Oriental and
Negros Occidental

Public Storm Warning Signal #2:
(Winds of 61-100 kph is expected within the next 24 hours)

Luzon: Rest of Palawan

Visayas: Aklan, Capiz, and Rest of Cebu.

Mindanao: Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Norte and Camiguin

Public Storm Warning Signal #1:
(Winds of 45-60kph is expected within the next 36 hours)

Luzon: Occidental Mindoro incl. Lubang Is., Oriental Mindoro and Romblon

Visayas: Leyte Prov. incl. Biliran, Camotes Is. and Southern Leyte

Mindanao: Zamboanga del Sur incl. Sibugay, Surigao del Norte,
Surigao del Sur, Dinagat, Agusan del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental and Lanao del Sur

*This page will be updated as soon as new information becomes available*


About Mark Madrona

Mark Madrona is a prize-winning blogger, online journalist, and educator from the Philippines. Previously a book editor, he is now teaching communication subjects for a private college in Metro Manila. His blog The Filipino Scribe received the Best Blog Award during the 2011 Population and Development Media Awards. He is the youngest recipient of that recognition. Know more about him here: View all posts by Mark Madrona

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