#WalangPasok: Class Suspensions For January 17, 2023, Tuesday

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#WalangPasok: Class Suspensions For January 17, 2023, Tuesday

#WalangPasok: Updated List of Work and Class cancellations for January 17, 2023 (Tuesday)

Manila, Philippines – Several Local Government Units and Schools successful the Philippines suspended classes and authorities enactment connected Tuesday, January 17, 2023, owed to inclement weather.

#WalangPasok Announcements Class suspensions for January 2023#WalangPasok Announcements Class suspensions for January 2023

Walang Pasok Updates: Enero 17, 2023, Martes

(As of 9:25am, January 16, 2023) Here’s an updated database of towns, cities, and schools that canceled classes/work On Tuesday:

Bicol Region

  • Albay Province – each levels
  • Camarines Sur Province – each levels
  • Virac, Catanduanes (preschool to precocious school)
  • Bato, Catanduanes – each levels, nationalist and private
  • Baras, Catanduanes – each levels, nationalist and private
  • Gigmoto, Catanduanes – each levels, nationalist and private

Eastern Visayas

  • Tacloban City (preschool to precocious school)

Forecast Weather Conditions Issued astatine 4:00 AM, 17 January 2023

At 3:00 AM today, the Low-Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based connected each disposable information astatine 290 km East of Maasin City, Southern Leyte (10.5°N, 127.5°E). Meanwhile, different Low-Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based connected each disposable information astatine 125 km West Northwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (10.2°N, 117.7°E). Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon.

Place Weather Condition Caused By Impacts
Bicol Region and Quezon Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms LPA / Shear Line Possible flooding oregon landslides owed to mean to dense rains
Batanes, Cagayan, and Apayao Cloudy skies with rains Northeast Monsoon Possible flooding oregon landslides owed to mean to dense rains
Metro Manila and the remainder of Luzon Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with airy rains Northeast Monsoon No Significant impact
The remainder of the country Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers oregon thunderstorms LPA / Localized Thunderstorms Possible flash floods oregon landslides during terrible thunderstorms

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

Here are the guidelines for cancellation oregon suspension of classes and enactment successful nationalist schools from Kindergarten to Grade 12 wherever determination are typhoons, dense rains, and floods based connected DepEd Order No. 37, s. 2022.

The Department of Education issues these Guidelines connected the Cancellation oregon Suspension of Classes and Work successful Schools successful the lawsuit of Natural Disasters, Power Outages/Power Interruptions, and different calamities to further usher schools, their personnel, and learners, some wrong the nationalist and backstage institutions.

Guidelines connected  the Suspension of Classes When Typhoons and Other Calamities Occur representation  via DepEdGuidelines connected the Suspension of Classes When Typhoons and Other Calamities Occur representation via DepEd

1. Typhoon

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

If the TCWS is issued astatine a clip erstwhile classes person already begun, the schoolhouse shall instantly suspend the classes and enactment and nonstop everyone location if it is harmless to bash so. However, schools are obligated to support the students and unit safely successful schoolhouse if traveling has go unsafe.

Local Chief Executives shall determine connected the cancellation oregon suspension of classes successful cases wherever determination are beardown winds successful circumstantial oregon each areas of the LGU but is not owed to a typhoon.

Automatic Class Cancellation during Heavy RainfallAutomatic Class Cancellation during Heavy Rainfall

2. Heavy Rainfall

In-person and online classes astatine each levels are automatically canceled successful schools situated successful LGUs issued with Yellow, Orange, and Red Rainfall Warnings by the PAGASA.

If the Warning is issued erstwhile classes person already begun, the schoolhouse shall instantly suspend the classes and enactment and nonstop everyone location if it is harmless to bash so. However, schools are obligated to support the students and unit safely successful schoolhouse if traveling has go unsafe.

Local Chief Executives shall determine connected the cancellation oregon suspension of classes successful cases wherever determination are torrential rains successful circumstantial oregon each areas of the LGU but is not issued a Heavy Rainfall Alert by PAGASA.

Class Cancellation erstwhile   theres FloodClass Cancellation erstwhile there’s a Flood

3. Flood

In-person and online classes successful each levels are automatically canceled successful schools situated successful LGUs issued with a Flood Warning by the PAGASA.

If the Flood Warning is issued astatine a clip erstwhile classes person already begun, the schoolhouse shall instantly suspend the classes and enactment and nonstop everyone home, if it is harmless to bash so. However, schools are obligated to support the students and unit safely successful schoolhouse if traveling has go unsafe.

Local Chief Executives shall determine connected the cancellation oregon suspension of classes successful cases wherever determination is flooding successful circumstantial oregon each areas of the LGU but is not issued a Flood Warning by PAGASA.

Class Suspension / EarthquakeClass Suspension / Earthquake

4. Earthquakes

In-person and online classes successful each levels are automatically canceled successful schools situated successful LGUs wherever the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS) declares an earthquake with PHILVOCS Earthquake Intensity Scale (PEIS) V oregon above.

Local Chief Executives shall determine connected the cancellation oregon suspension of classes successful cases wherever the PEIS is IV and below.

School Principals tin cancel classes astatine immoderate Intensity Scale if successful their assessment, gathering and different structures are seen to beryllium successful information of collapsing oregon is recovered to person large damage.

The School Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Team Head should wide the instrumentality of students and unit successful buildings and different structures.

Class Suspension during Power OutagesClass Suspension during Power Outages

5. Power Outages/ Power Interruptions/ Brownouts

There volition beryllium nary automatic cancellation oregon suspension of classes if determination are powerfulness outages/power interruptions/brownouts successful schools. If powerfulness outages/power interruptions and brownouts person resulted successful a mediocre learning environment, schoolhouse officials tin cancel oregon suspend classes astatine their discretion.

6. Adjustments to Learning Delivery Due to Suspensions/Cancellations of Classes

If canceled oregon suspended classes occur, region learning oregon make-up classes shall beryllium implemented to guarantee that learning competencies and objectives are inactive met.

In adherence to the proviso of DepEd Order No. 14, s. 2021, learners who miss learning activities owed to people suspensions brought astir by assorted disruptions similar disasters and/or emergencies owed to earthy oregon human-induced hazards shall beryllium accorded owed information successful the completion of their learning tasks.

7. Maintenance of Workforce and Activation of DRRM Teams

Teaching schoolhouse personnel, including ALS teachers, and non-teaching schoolhouse unit successful schools, Division Offices, Regional Offices, and the Central Office, shall not beryllium required to study to work, but those who are mandated to render security, safety, finance, engineering, sanitation, health, and catastrophe effect duties.

Schools, connected the different hand, indispensable ever beryllium acceptable to instrumentality distant enactment with measured output.

Central, Regional, and Schools Division Offices and schools shall activate their DRRM Teams to prepare, monitor, and respond to the situation. DRRM Team members, peculiarly DRRM Coordinators and Engineers, shall beryllium required to study to enactment successful the aftermath of the catastrophe to proceed undertaking response, aboriginal recovery, and reporting based connected established DRRM protocols (e.g., an inspection of schoolhouse facilities to vet damages arsenic reported by School DRRM Coordinators, elaborate appraisal of damaged facilities for purposes of processing the Program of Works for infrastructure costing successful rehabilitation and betterment plans,  and information successful coordination meetings with LDRRMCs). Other DRRM Team members whitethorn likewise beryllium required to study to enactment arsenic needed.

Officials of backstage schools shall workout discretion comparative to the enactment statement of their DRRM personnel.

8. Use of schools arsenic Evacuation Center oregon COVID-19 Quarantine and/or Isolation Facility/Vaccination Center

Schools shall not beryllium utilized arsenic quarantine and/ oregon isolation facilities oregon vaccination centers. The authorization fixed to Regional Directors successful allowing schools to beryllium designated arsenic quarantine and/or isolation facilities/ vaccination centers nether Office Memorandum OM-Osec-2020-004 (Guidance to Regional Directors for Action Requests by Local Government Units to Use DepEd Schools and Engage DepEd Personnel successful Activities Related to COVID-19), is hereby lifted. Office Memorandum OM-OSEC- 2021-03-003 (Use of DepEd Classrooms and Other Facilities arsenic Vaccination Centers) is likewise hereby repealed.

In different disasters, schools whitethorn beryllium utilized arsenic an contiguous evacuation tract that should not past much than 15 days. LGUs should not usage schools arsenic semipermanent shelters for evacuees.

9. Conduct of Psychological First Aid

As the attraction of a conducive learning situation requires addressing the contiguous needs of affected learners and unit successful the aftermath of disasters, each Schools Division Offices, with the enactment of Regional Offices, shall measure Mental Health and Psychosocial Support needs and services and pb the behaviour of Psychological First Aid (PFA). This shall see the mobilization of trained PFA providers and partners and if needed, referral pathways for learners and unit identified for further specialized intelligence enactment services. Required wellness standards shall ever beryllium applied.

10. Responsibility of Parents oregon Guardians

The DepEd inactive maintains that parents oregon guardians are liable for determining whether their children should be classes considering their carnal and/or intelligence wellness during disasters and calamities. This applies adjacent if nary bid for cancellation oregon suspension of classes has been issued.

However, it is besides the work of the parents oregon guardians to guarantee that their kid tin drawback up with the needed competencies that the learners should master.

For much information, work DO 37, s. 2022: https://bit.ly/DO37S2022

*Suspension of classes for the tertiary level (colleges and universities) volition beryllium astatine the discretion of schoolhouse management.

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