Classes, trips in Cebu suspended due to heavy rains

SOME trips and classes in Cebu are temporarily suspended on Thursday, January 26, 2023, due to the gale warning issued by Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), which is caused by the northeast monsoon while some local government units (LGUs) suspended the classes due to the orange rainfall warning hoisted over Cebu.

Cordova Mayor Cesar “Didoy” Suan suspended classes in both public and private schools at elementary and secondary levels in the town on Thursday.

“Dili nato gusto i-risgo o isa alang-alang ang health and safety sa tanang estudyante ug magtutudlo sa Cordova.

Kung sa pananglitan naa namo sa inyong mga tagsa-tagsa ka mga eskwelahan, depende na sa inyong mga school heads kon papaulion mo karun dayon o huwaton usa nga mo tuang ang uwan,” said Suan in an advisory posted by the local government’s social media post.

Minglanilla Town Mayor Rajiv Enad also suspended the classes in both public and private schools at all levels considering that school district supervisors also made their request for suspension.

In an advisory, Coast Guard Station (CGS) Camotes announced the temporary suspension of voyages for vessels or watercraft with 250 gross tonnages and below with trips from Camotes Group of islands to the provinces of Cebu and Leyte as a proactive measure to avert the maritime incident.

“Voyage of vessels will resume if inclement weather subsides in the above-mentioned areas,” said CGS Camotes Acting Station Commander Romulo Bacalso.

The CGS Northern Cebu also suspended the voyages of vessels within 250GRT and below plying route within the area of responsibility (AOR) of the station, noting the strong gale force winds expected to affect the seaboards and the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao.

“Vessels allowed to sail are further reminded to take precautionary measures and be extra vigilant in monitoring the incoming weather. Voyage of vessels will resume upon the improvement of weather and sea conditions in the above-mentioned area,” said CGS Northern Cebu Commander Elaine Pangilinan in an advisory.

Pangilinan stressed that vessels who intend to take shelter shall be permitted provided that it manifested through a written request and no passenger is allowed onboard. Class suspension Meanwhile, local chief executives in Cebu have suspended the classes in their towns due to the orange rainfall warning issued by PAGASA over Cebu. (MKG)