Mayor explains why Bacolod
City classes were not suspended
Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday clarified why he did not suspend classes due to Typhoon “Tisoy.”
“We have this Executive Order No. 66, which clearly states that during Storm Signal No. 1, classes will be canceled for preschool,” he stated during a press conference. “Because I followed this, other people are making stories about it.”
The order pointed out, when Storm Signal No. 1 is raised, classes at the preschool level are automatically canceled or suspended.
Meanwhile, under a Storm Signal No. 2, classes at the elementary and secondary levels are automatically canceled. A Storm Signal No. 3 covers the tertiary levels, including graduate school, as well as work at all government offices.
Earlier on Sunday, several local government units across Negros Occidental canceled classes yesterday after the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration placed the northern part of the province, including Bacolod City, under a Storm Signal No. 1.
The Bacolod City government has since declared a suspension of classes from preschool to high school levels today./DGB, WDJ