#WalangPasok: Updated List of Work & Study Cancellations January 19, 2023 (Thursday) Manila, Philippines – Several local government units and schools in the Philippines suspended classes and government work on Thursday, January 19, 2023, due to inclement weather and after the earthquake that hit Camarines Norte the day of Tuesday. #WalangPasok Announcements Class suspended in January 2023 Walang Pasok Updates: Enero 19, 2023, Huwebes (As of 2:25 AM, January 18, 2023) Here’s an updated list of towns, cities, and schools that have canceled classes/work on Thursday: Bicol Region Camarines Sur – All levels (public and private) Kamarins Norte – All levels (public and private) Jinobatan, Albay – All levels (public and private) (source) Weather forecast issued at 4:00 AM, January 19, 2023 Cher line affecting eastern parts of South Luzon and the Visayas. The northeast monsoon that affects the rest of Luzon. Bicol Region, Quezon, Marinduque, Romblon, Aklan, Capiz, North Samar Clear skies with scattered rain and thunderstorms Broken line Flooding or landslides due to moderate to heavy rain Cagayan Valley Maya Province, Ifugao, Aurora, Laguna, and Eastern Mindoro, cloudy skies with precipitation RainNortheast monsoonPotential flooding or landslides due to moderate to heavy rain at times Metro Manila and rest of LuzonPartly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rainNortheast monsoonNo significant effectRest of countryPartly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated showers or thunderstorms Shear Line/Local Thunderstorms Potential Flash Flooding or Landslides During Severe Thunderstorms Guidance for Class and Work Suspension: Here are the guidelines for canceling or suspending classes and work in K-12 public schools where tornadoes, heavy rain, and flooding are ordered. DepEd No. 37, s. 2022 The Department of Education issues these Guidance on Canceling or Suspension of Classes and Work in Schools in the Event of Natural Disasters, Power Outages/Blackouts, and Other Disasters to further direct schools, their staff, and learners, both within public and private institutions. Guidance on suspending classes when hurricanes and other calamities strike via DepEd1. In-person and online classes at all levels are automatically canceled at schools located in Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Tropical Wind Signals (TCWS) 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5: If The TCWS was issued at a time when classes had already begun, the school should suspend classes and work immediately and send everyone home if it is safe to do so. However, schools are obligated to keep students and staff safely in school if travel becomes unsafe. Automatic Class Cancellation During Heavy Rain 2. Heavy Rain In-person and online classes at all levels are automatically canceled in schools in LGUs issued with yellow, orange, and red PAGASA rain warnings. and work and send everyone home if it is safe to do so. However, schools are obligated to keep students and staff safely in school if travel becomes unsafe. Issue a Heavy Rain Alert with PAGASA. Class cancellation when there is flood 3. In-person and online classes at all levels are automatically canceled in schools located in LGUs issued with a flood warning by PAGASA. If a flood warning is issued at a time when classes have already started, the school must immediately suspend classes and work and send everyone home, if it is safe to do so. However, schools are obligated to keep students and staff safely in school if travel becomes unsafe. a Flood Warning by PAGASA Class Suspension / Earthquake4. Earthquakes In-person and online classes at all levels are automatically canceled at schools located in LGUs where the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS) reports an earthquake with the PHILVOCS Seismic Intensity Scale (PEIS) V or higher. Cancellation or suspension of classes in cases where PEIS is IV or less. School administrators can cancel classes on any severity scale if their assessment and the building and other facilities are at risk of collapse or are found to have sustained significant damage. School Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Team Leader MUST Survey Returning Students and Staff in Buildings and Other Facilities Suspend Class During Power Outage 5. Blackout/Blackout/Power Outage There will be no cancellation Or automatic suspension of classes in the event of a power outage / blackout / power outage in schools. If a power outage/outage and power outages result in a poor learning environment, school officials can cancel or suspend classes at their discretion. Adjustments to delivery of learning due to suspension/cancellation of classes: If classes are canceled or suspended, distance learning or catch-up classes should be applied to ensure that learning competencies and objectives are still met. s. In 2021, learners who miss out on learning activities due to suspensions in class due to various disruptions such as disasters and/or emergencies due to natural or human-caused hazards must be given due consideration when completing their learning assignments. Maintaining a Workforce and Activating Disaster Risk Management Teams School personnel, including ALS teachers and non-teaching school personnel in schools, divisional offices, regional offices, and central office, shall not be required to report to work, except for those assigned to provide security, safety, and finance duties, and engineering, sanitation, health, disaster response, and on the other hand, schools must always be ready to carry out telework with calculated outputs. Disaster risk management teams to prepare for, monitor and respond to the situation. Disaster risk management team members, particularly DRM coordinators and engineers, are required to report to work in the aftermath of a disaster to continue implementing response and early recovery and to report based on DRM protocols (eg, checking school facilities for damages such as previously reported School Disaster Risk Management Coordinators, detailed assessment of damaged facilities for purposes of developing a program of works to estimate infrastructure costs in rehabilitation and recovery plans, and participate in coordination meetings with LDRRMCs). Similarly, other DRM team members may be required to report back to work as needed. Use of Schools as a Coronavirus Quarantine or Evacuation Center and/or Isolation Facility/Vaccination Center – Schools may not be used as quarantine and/or isolation facilities or vaccination centres. Authority granted to Regional Directors to allow the designation of schools as Quarantine and/or Isolation Facilities/Vaccination Centers pursuant to Bureau Note OM-Osec-2020-004 (Guidance to Regional Directors for Applications for Action by Local Government Units for the Use of DepEd Schools and Participation DepEd for Individuals in Related Activities is Raised with COVID-19). Office Note OM-OSEC- 2021-03-003 (Use of DepEd Classrooms and Other Facilities as Vaccination Centers) is also hereby repealed. In other disasters, schools can be used as an immediate evacuation site that should not last more than fifteen days. LGUs should not use schools as long-term shelters for evacuees. Conducting Psychological First Aid As maintaining an enabling learning environment requires addressing the immediate needs of affected learners and staff in the aftermath of disasters, all School District Offices, with support from the Regional Offices, will assess MHPSS needs and services. and lead a Psychological First Aid (PFA) procedure. This should include mobilization of trained assistance providers and partners, and referral pathways for identified learners and staff to access further specialist psychosocial support services if required. Required sanitary standards should always be applied. Responsibility of Parents or Guardians The Ministry of Education continues to maintain that parents or guardians are responsible for determining whether their children should attend classes taking into account their physical and/or mental health during disasters and calamities. This applies even where no cancellation or suspension of studies has been ordered, however, it is also the responsibility of parents or guardians to ensure that their child can catch up on the required competencies that learners must master. Read Is 37, s. 2022: Classes for higher level (colleges and universities) will be at the discretion of the school administration. : Some chapters canceled on Thursday 19th January 2023 due to inclement weather and the effects of the recent earthquake that hit Kamarin Norte on Tuesday. Keep refreshing this page for more #WalangPasok updates. Follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our feeds to get the latest updates on class suspension. Looking for the best affordable hotels and flights? Check out the full list of affordable hotels and resorts via Agoda, or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city. Do you want more updates? Please follow #TeamOutofTown on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for more walang pasok updates.
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