Extreme heat forces class suspension in Bacolod

Posted by watchmen
March 9, 2024


By Mae Singuay

The Bacolod City government declared suspension of classes yesterday due to intense heat.

Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez issued Executive Order (EO) No. 13, suspending classes from pre-school to college in private and public schools and universities yesterday afternoon.

“For the safety and welfare of the students of this city, there is a need to declare suspension of classes,” Benitez said.

EO 13 was released after Bacolod’s heat index reached 40 degrees Celsius yesterday.

Benitez also cited EO 66, which prescribes the rules on the cancellation or suspension of classes and work in government offices due to typhoons, flooding, other weather disturbances, and calamities.

Meanwhile, the Carlos Hilado Memorial State University also suspended classes on its Alijis and Fortune Towne campuses.

Classes on the Talisay and Binalbagan campuses in Negros Occidental were also suspended, the advisory said.

However, all faculty and non-teaching personnel will continue with their respective duties for the day, it added./MS, WDJ

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