Updated 07:29 AM PHT Thu, October 20, 2016
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — More classes in different areas have been suspended for Thursday, following reports that super typhoon Lawin (international name: Haima) is expected to intensify prior to making landfall.
As of 4:15 a.m. on Thursday, classes have been suspended in the following areas:
- Baguio City
- Bauang, La Union
- Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
- Malolos (localized suspension)
- Metro Manila
- Mountain Province
- Nueva Ecija
- Polillo Group of Islands
- San Fernando, La Union
- Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Several schools have also declared class suspensions for Thursday:
- PUP-Manila (high school and college)
- UP Diliman
- St. Paul University Manila
- Mapua Makati
DepEd issues apology over false #WalangPasok report
Earlier, the Department of Education sought to clarify a tweet they had sent out regarding class suspensions in the whole of Metro Manila.
The DepEd said, " In an effort to catch all announcement from different sources (government agencies, LGUs, schools, etc), a tweet from a fake account of a trusted agency was quoted."
The agency said they had taken down the tweet – but not before it was shared and quoted.
It added, "This apology comes with the appeal to the public to refrain from unverified or malicious #walangpasok announcements."
The DepEd reminded the public that the suspension of classes due to bad weather is the discretion of local government units.