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DepEd cites class suspension rules

The Department of Education yesterday reiterated the guidelines on suspension of classes during typhoons amid heavy rains caused by the “hanging habagat” or southwest monsoon enhanced by typhoon “Butchoy.”

In an official statement, Education Secretary Leonor Briones reminded that “classes in affected areas are automatically suspended based on the PAGASA declared storm signals, while local government units – not the DepEd – decide on and announce class suspensions during calamities in the absence of a storm signal.”

The DepEd, Briones said, reiterated this to “guide parents and help ensure the safety of students in the event of typhoons, flooding, and other weather disturbances and calamities.” (Ina Hernando Malipot)