#WalangPasok: Class suspensions for October 20

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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.

Read: #LawinPH makes landfall in southern Cagayan

As of 4:15 a.m. on Thursday, classes have been suspended in the following areas:

ALL LEVELS

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.