DAVAO CITY: The local governments of Tagum City, Compostela Valley (ComVal) and Davao del Norte have suspended classes in all levels for both private and public schools as a safety precaution due to the expected landfall of Typhoon Yolanda.
Tagum City Mayor Allan L. Rellon issued a Nov. 6 memorandum declaring the suspension of classes on Thursday and Friday after a consultation meeting with the City Disaster Coordinating Council (CDCC) Wednesday night.
“It was assessed that Super Typhoon Yolanda is more likely to enter and pass through Mindanao area including Tagum area,” Rellon said.
Rellon said this is to ensure the safety of residents especially in flood-prone and high risk areas.
Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario also declared on Thursday the suspension of classes at all levels and will remain effective until lifted. Davao del Norte’s website also shows the cancellation of the provincial BSP Jamboree scheduled Friday in Asuncion and the Department of Education (DepEd) press conference in Carmen.
Del Rosario has tasked the RDR rescue team to monitor updates on Typhoon Yolanda 24/7. Work will, however, continue in the various offices of the provincial capitol.
Compostela Valley Governor Arturo Uy, also chairman of the Provincial Reduction Risk and Disaster Management Council, has declared cancellation of classes on all levels starting on November 7 to November 8.
Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley are among the hardest hit provinces when Typhoon Pablo made a landfall in Davao Oriental in December 2012. PNA