DAGUPAN CITY, July 11 (PIA) – Classes in some parts of Pangasinan are cancelled today due to possible bad effects of southwest monsoon in the province.
Governor Amado Espino III has given the authority to local chief executives to issue a localized cancellation of classes to keep schoolchildren out of harm.
“Ayon sa pinakahuling ulat ng Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, hanggang sa pagsapit ng 4 a.m. ngayong araw ng Lunes, wala pang bayan at siyudad sa ating lalawigan ang nakakaranas ng pagbaha maliban lamang sa mga ganap na bahain na lugar tuwing may malakas na pag-ulan,” Espino said in a public advisory.
He added: “Dahil dito tinatawagan ko ang mga alkalde ng iba’t ibang bayan o siyudad na kung sa palagay nila ay malalagay sa panganib ang mga estudyante kung sila ay papasok habang nakataas pa rin ang hanging habagat sa Pangasinan, sila ay maaari nang mag suspende ng klase sa kanilang lugar.”
In San Carlos City, Mayor Joseres Resuello has declared the cancellation of classes for both elementary and high school levels.
Alaminos City Mayor Arthur Celeste has also declared on Sunday the cancellation of classes today in all public and private pre-school, elementary and high school levels.
Celeste said the city government of Alaminos continuously and closely monitors the water level along the low-lying areas and river banks that include barangays Pogo, San Jose, Polo, San Vicente and by-pass road part of barangay Palamis in the city to ensure the safety of everyone.
“The Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committee has already been alerted to conduct roving along their areas of concern and do pre-emptive evacuation if necessary,” Celeste said.
He added that the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Incident Command Post is open 24/7 for assistance. (JNPD/AMM/PIA-1, Pangasinan)