Classes in some areas have been suspended for a certain period due to the effects of Typhoon Ulysses.
In a regional memorandum on Monday, the Department of Education in CALABARZON said distance learning in the following municipalities in Rizal are suspended from November 16 to 20 to allow affected personnel and learners to recover from the damage of the typhoon:
- San Mateo
- Upland of Tanay
DepEd Region 2 also announced the suspension of all distance learning activities in all schools in the Cagayan Valley region, except in the Schools Division Office in Batanes, until November 18, 2020, according to Director Benjamin Paragas.
READ: DepEd Region 2 Director Benjamin Paragas extends the suspension of all distance learning activities in all schools in the Cagayan Valley region, except SDO Batanes, until November 18, 2020. pic.twitter.com/LXphUuHbeZ— DepEd (@DepEd_PH) November 16, 2020
Distance learning is also suspended in Antipolo City from November 16 to 20 in the following schools:
- Calawis Elementary School
- Kaysakat Elementary School
- San Joseph Elementary School
- Canumay Elementary School
- Libis Elementary School
- San Ysiro Elementary School
- Apia Elementary School
- Paglitaw Elementary School
- Calawis National High School
- Kaysakat National High School
- Canumay National High School
Camarines Sur Governor Migz Villafuerte also announced the suspension of classes, both in private and public schools in the province, until November 21.
He said classes could shift to modular distance learning on November 23 if areas still don't have power supply or weak internet connection.
Classes are suspended until November 21, 2020.Posted by Governor Migz Villafuerte on Sunday, November 15, 2020
Mayor Marcelino Teodoro also confirmed that classes in Marikina City are suspended for a month due to the damages brought by Ulysses.
Teodoro said the suspension is due to the unstable internet connection in the city and damaged modules which were submerged in floods.
"Dineclare na namin buong siyudad… isang buwan po at all levels, public at private school po. Apektado po kami e. Wala hong internet," the mayor said in an interview with SuperRadyo dzBB.
"Napakahirap no’ng kalagayan namin dito sa Marikina. Wala na nga ‘yung tubig baha pero nag-iwan ito ng makapal na putik sa kabahayan ng mga taga-Marikina kaya marami pa ring nananatili sa evacuation center," he added.
The period will give school officials time to reproduce and redistribute learning modules destroyed by Ulysses. It will also allow the conduct of clean-up operations in most parts of the city.—Julia Mari Ornedo/AOL/LDF, GMA News