Gov. Espino declares suspension of classes up to secondary level tomorrow (August 13)
PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE Capitol Bldg., Lingayen, Pangasinan August 12, 2013
PRESS RELEASE Gov. Espino declares suspension of classes up to secondary level tomorrow (August 13)
Lingayen --- Governor Amado T. Espino Jr. has announced Monday evening
that classes tomorrow, August 13, are suspended in the high school,
elementary and preschool as the province is now under storm signal
Owing to this, Gov. Espino said that the protocol
on the suspension of classes has been observed and followed. Relative to
this, there is no suspension of classes in college and work among
government offices tomorrow (August 13).
The Governor said,
however, that principals, supervisors, mayors and barangay captains are
given the option to suspend classes in case flooding persistsin their
“Gawin natin ito para sa kapakanan ng mga studyante most especially para sa mga pre-schoolers,” he added.
He also urged them to be responsible in safeguarding their constituents
who were affected by the typhoon, mostly those who are living near the
sea and rivers.
Early morning today (August 12), the Governor
declared the suspension of classes in all school levels and work in all
government offices except members of the Provincial Disaster Risk
Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC)who are on full alert due to storm
signal number 3 raised in our province.
He denounced that the
text message circulating around Pangasinan referring to suspension of
classes tomorrow in all school levels is not true, as he even told those
conducting this disinformation campaign to stop confusing the people.
The PDRRMC is currently coordinating with its line agencies for the
rescue of some 30 fisherfolks from Infanta and Bolinao who ventured to
the sea yesterday and until now reportedly missing. In response to this, a protocol for the rescue of fisherfolks will be adopted, he said.
“Nuon pang malayo ang bagyo sinasabihan na natin silang huwag pumalaot
pero patuloy pa din sila kaya hanggang ngayon nagkakaproblema tayo,” he
The governor reported that the on-going construction of
housing village in barangays Maniboc and Pangapisan in Lingayen as
relocation site for informal settlers and those living in danger zones
will be provided to provide them decent shelter and keep them safe
during onslaught of natural disasters.
nag-cleanup at dredging tayong rivers may mga nailipat na tayo.
Kukumpletuhin natin silang ilipat lahat sa mga relocation houses na
pinapagawa natin,” he said.
Gov. Espino assured the quick
response of the PDRRMC and its various line agencies in areas affected
as he advised the public to take precautionary measures to prevent
dengue, leptospirosis and other illnesses in flooded areas.
PDRRMC with its member agencies and offices are continuously monitoring
the weather situation, prepared with disaster rescue equipment to
respond to emergency cases whenever necessary.
families (517 Pangasinan residents) affected by typhoon Labuyo were
transferred by the provincial government in three evacuation areas which
are safe and secured.
Evacuated families are sheltered at
Cayanga barangay hall in Bugallon (7 families, 24 persons), Calasiao
Training Center (10 families, 43 persons) and DAPMECS in San Vicente,
Urdaneta City (90 families, 450 persons).
Thirty fisherfolks from Infanta (19) and Bolinao (11) who ventured out to the sea are still reported missing.
The eye of typhoon Labuyo was located at 230kms Northwest of Baguio
City or 200kms West of Sinait, Ilocos Sur as of 4pm of August 13. By
tomorrow afternoon, the typhoon is expected to leave the Philippine area
of responsibility.(PIO/Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca)