CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: Classes in all levels, both private and public, in the capital city of Cagayan de Oro and the province of Misamis Oriental were suspended effective Nov. 7 until Nov. 8, local officials said Thursday.
Acting City Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas, head of the local inter-agency risk reduction management council, issued the memorandum at 5:00 a.m. Thursday just as the government’s weather bureau raised storm signal no. 1 in Misamis Oriental as typhoon Yolanda nears.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) raised signal no. 1 in most part in Northeastern Mindanao and Northern Mindanao at 5:00 a.m. Thursday.
Spotted about 800 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao, typhoon Yolanda were packing at 210 kph in its center and a gustiness of up to 250 kph, PAGASA said.
Acenas said that he has issued the memorandum suspending classes in all levels in Cagayan de Oro City effective Nov. 7 until Nov. 8 to allow the parents and students to prepare and be secure in their homes.
The province of Misamis Oriental also suspended classes in all levels in the province at 6:00 a.m. Thursday effective until Nov. 8.
Provincial administrator Edmundo Pacamalan Jr. said that the province has also established a 24-hour communication center at the provincial capitol building to monitor the effects of typhoon Yolanda in the province. PNA