#WalangPasok: Class suspensions on Monday, August 5, 2019

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#WalangPasok: Work and Class cancellations on August 5, 2019 (Monday)

(Manila, Philippines) – Several LGU’s and Schools in the Philippines have suspended classes and government work on Monday, August 5, 2019, due to southwest monsoon (Habagat) being enhanced by Tropical Storm Hanna (Lekima).

What is Southwest monsoon in the Philippines?

Throughout the rest of the year, the Philippines experiences the west or southwest wind; southwest monsoon, which in turn is referred to as the Habagat. The habagat season is characterized by hot and humid weather, frequent heavy rainfall, and a prevailing wind from the west.

#WalangPasok Announcements Class suspensions for August 5, 2019
#WalangPasok Announcements Class suspensions for August 2019

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(As of 06:35 AM, August 5, 2019) Here’s an updated list of towns, cities, and schools that canceled classes/work on Monday:

Metro Manila
  • Caloocan City – preschool to senior high school, public and private
  • San Juan City – all levels, public and private
  • Malabon City – all levels, public and private
  • Quezon City – all levels, public and private
  • Taguig City – all levels, public and private
Central Luzon
  • Hermosa, Bataan – all levels, public and private (source)
  • Masantol, Pampanga – all levels, public and private
  • Masinloc, Zambales – all levels, public, and private
CALABARZON
  • Batangas province – preschool to senior high school, public and private
  • Cavite province – all levels, public and private
  • Laguna – all levels, public and private
  • Rizal – all levels, public and private (source)
  • Tiaong, Quezon – all levels, public and private
MIMAROPA
  • Occidental Mindoro – all levels, public and private
  • Romblon, Romblon – preschool to elementary, public and private
  • Cajidiocan, Romblon – preschool to senior high school, public and private
  • Calatrava, Romblon – all levels, public and private
  • Corcuera – preschool to elementary, public and private
  • Magdiwang – preschool to senior high school, public and private
  • Odiongan – preschool to senior high school, public and private
  • San Andres – preschool to elementary, public and private
Schools and Universities
  • No Announcement yet
National Capital Region
  • No announcement yet
VISAYAS
  • No announcement yet
Ilocos Region
  • No announcement yet
Walang Pasok Updates
Walang Pasok Updates

Weather Updates

At 3:00 PM today, the center of Tropical Storm “HANNA”°(LEKIMA) was estimated based on all available data at 1,060 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (17.4°N, 131.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph an gustiness of 80 kph. It is moving North at 15 kph. Southwest Monsoon affecting Luzon and Visayas.

Typhoon Update by PAGASA Issued at 11:00 PM, 4, August 2019

Tropical Depression Hanna - August 5 Weather Updates
Tropical Depression Hanna – August 5 Weather Updates

TROPICAL STORM “HANNA” HAS MAINTAINED ITS STRENGTH AS IT MOVES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD.

  • Tomorrow (05 August), light to moderate with at times heavy monsoon rains will be experienced over the northern portion of Palawan (including Calamian and Cuyo Islands) and Mindoro provinces. Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will be experienced over Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, Bicol Region, the rest of MIMAROPA, and the Visayas.
  • On Tuesday (06 August), light to moderate with at times heavy monsoon rains will be experienced over Metro Manila, Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Mindoro provinces, northern portions of Palawan (including Calamian and Cuyo Islands), Romblon, Aklan, and Antique. Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will be experienced over Cordillera Administrative Region, Bicol Region, Quezon, and the rest of Ilocos Region, Central Luzon, and Visayas.
  • Residents in the aforementioned areas, especially those living in areas identified to be highly or very highly susceptible to floods and rain-induced landslides, are advised to take precautionary measures, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates, especially the Thunderstorm Advisories and Heavy Rainfall Warnings to be issued by PAGASA Regional Services Divisions.
  • “HANNA” remains less likely to make landfall on any part of the country.
  • Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the western seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon, the seaboards of Southern Luzon and Visayas, and the eastern seaboard of Mindanao due to potentially rough sea conditions.

Location of Eye/center

At 10:00 PM today, the center of Tropical Storm “HANNA” was estimated based on all available data at 945 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (17.3 °N, 130.6 °E )

Department of Education (DepEd) Class Suspension Guideline:

  • DepEd Calls on parents to determine whether their children should go to school during typhoons, floods and other calamities in the absence of official announcements from DepEd.
  • In the absence of storm signal warnings, LGU are expected to announce whole day class cancellations not later than 4:30AM or half-day class suspensions not later than 11:00AM.
  • Storm signal warning declared by PAGASA between 10:00pm and 4:30AM reflect the whole day cancellation of classes in appropriate levels in the affected areas.
  • Storm signal warnings declared by PAGASA by 11:00AM automatically suspend the same day’s afternoon classes in appropriate levels in the affected areas.

*Suspension of classes for the tertiary level (colleges and universities) will be at the discretion of school management.

Guidelines on the Suspension of Classes When Typhoons and Other Calamities Occur
Guidelines on the Suspension of Classes When Typhoons and Other Calamities Occur image via DepEd
Cancellation of Classes from DEPED
Cancellation of Classes from DEPED
DepEd Automatic Class Suspensions and Cancellations
DepEd Automatic Class Suspensions and Cancellations
DepEd Advisory on Class Suspensions
DepEd Advisory on Class Suspensions
DepEd Class Cancellations - PAGASA
DepEd Class Cancellations – PAGASA

Flight Cancellations in the Philippines

(We are still waiting for updates from Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and AirAsia Philippines.)

Tropical Depression Hanna Updates: Some Classes for Monday, August 5, 2019, have been canceled in some areas due to bad weather.

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