Bacolod City, other LGUs suspend classes in anticipation of heavy rainfall today


In light of the recent weather warning, the city government of Bacolod along with other local government units in Negros Occidental had announced the suspension of classes across all levels in both public and private schools today, May 4.

The suspension of classes was declared by Mayor Albee Benitez following the issuance of heavy rainfall warning no. 03 by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) at 8PM, last night.

San Carlos City Mayor Renato Gustilo also issued an executive order extending the suspension of classes at all levels in his city until today due to continuous rains that could further inundate roads and residential areas in the city, the city Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Office said.

San Carlos DRRMO said that since early morning of yesterday, May 3, heavy rainfall has submerged the city’s low lying areas to flood waters.

In Victorias City, Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez, also ordered the suspension of classes “in view of the heavy rainfall and flooding brought by rain in the major parts of the city and in consideration of PAGASA’s issuance of a Heavy Rainfall Warning under Orange Warning Level, and, most importantly, for everyone’s safety”.

Mayor Miguel Peña of Pulupandan also extended the suspension of all classes until today due to continuing inclement weather and flooding in certain areas of the town.

The town mayor of EB Maglona, Marvin Malacon, also ordered the suspension of classes at all levels in public and private schools in his town.

Meanwhile, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson has placed Negros Occidental under a Blue Alert, with classes in several other local government units also being suspended.

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