DepED Class Suspension Rules

Here I am again...contemplating if I let my kids go to school today. 

There's no signal warning announced by PAGASA, but they said, as of their 4am bulletin, "Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms."


The Department of Education (DepEd) reminded the public on June 14, 2013 that the decision to suspend classes when there are no storm signals falls under the various local government units (LGU).

Executive Order No. 66 s.2012 signed by President Benigno S. Aquino states “In the absence of typhoon signal warnings from PAGASA, localized cancellation or suspension of classes and work in government offices may be implemented by local chief executives, as chairmen of the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (LDRRMC) concerned, in coordination with PAGASA and the NDRRMC, specifically in flood-prone or high risk areas.”

However the rules on automatic suspension of classes remain. Storm Signal No 1 suspends classes in kindergarten, No 2 in elementary and high school, and No 3 in college, including graduate school and government offices.

I let Ate One come to school. And since Ate Two class starts at 7am, I'll come with her to school to make sure that the class is not suspended. Because the last time we had this strong rainfall, the school suspended their class before Ate Two's class started, however, their sundo already left the school. So they just played in school and wait until at 12noon to go home. I was worried that time and I promise myself not to let that happen again. 


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