TACLOBAN CITY- Classes in all levels across Biliran province were suspended Monday(July 15) due to the bad weather brought by tropical depression ‘Falcon.’
The suspension of classes were signed by all the eight mayors of the province to ensure the safety of the students.
In Cabucgayan town, more than 3,000 students from elementary and college were affected by the suspension of classes, said Hossana Gomez, town planning officer and formerly its disaster risk reduction management officer.
“We have been experiencing moderate to heavy rains since Saturday,” she said in a phone interview.
Gomez said that upon the orders of Mayor Marisol Masbag, the town rescue team members immediately conducted their operations like checking the condition of their rivers that could bulge due to nonstop rain and could result to flooding or landslide.
Ten out of the town’s 13 barangays are identified to be susceptible to flooding and landslide.
The provincial disaster risk reduction management office is also monitoring all rivers of their levels as they directed the local government units across the province to take the needed precautionary measures and monitor the weather condition.
Aside from Cabucgayan, classes were also suspended in the towns of Maripipi, Culaba, Biliran town, Culaba, Almeria, Caibiran, Kawayan, and at the provincial capitol of Naval.
Work, both in the government and private establishments, were not suspended.(JOEY A. GABIETA)