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Classes suspended in some Davao City schools due to floods

August 28, 2019 - Wednesday 11:08 PM by Funny Pearl A. Gajunera

Article Banner Image Parts of Davao City were hit by floods due to heavy rains on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office

DAVAO CITY -- Acting Davao City Mayor Sebastian Duterte has suspended classes on Thursday, August 29, in certain schools affected by Wednesday night's flood.

In a proclamation, Sebastian cited Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)'s Thunderstorm Advisory no. 19 indicating "moderate to heavy rain showers with lightning and strong winds due to localized thunderstorms in various areas in Mindanao, including Davao City, with the public advised to take precautionary measures against possible flashfloods and landslides."

He also said by the early evening of Wednesday, August 28, various areas in Davao City began to experience heavy rains, flooding, and flashfloods, including Calinan, Tugbok, and Talomo District

"The City Government of Davao is duty bound to safeguard the welfare of the students and school children who may be affected by the flooding of the aforementioned areas in the city," he said.

Classes were suspended in the following schools:

  • Wangan Technical High School in Calinan District
  • Balengaeng Elementary School in Tugbok District
  • Leon Garcia Elementary School in Talomo District
  • Talomo Central Elementary School in Talomo District
  • All other public and private schools in Calinan, Tugbok, and Talomo Districts affected by the floods.

The class suspension, however, covers only students as teachers were told to report to work to prepare the classrooms for the resumption of classes.