#WalangPasok: Tagaytay mayor suspends classes 'indefinitely'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 23 2020 02:09 AM | Updated as of Jan 23 2020 02:40 AM

MANILA - Tagaytay City Mayor Agnes Tolentino on Wednesday suspended classes in all schools in the city as the Taal Volcano remains under alert level 4.

In a letter addressed to Rommel Bautista, the Schools Division Supervisor of the province of Cavite, Tolentino said the local government has decided to suspend classes indefinitely to ensure the safety of the students.

It was earlier announced that classes in some schools in the city will resume on Thursday, January 23.

Among the schools included in the list are Maitim Elementary School, Maharlika Elementary School, Carlos Batino Sr. Elementary School, Patutong Malaki Elementary School, Tagaytay City National High School, Isidro Cuarda Elementary School, Neogan Elementary School, Mendez Crossing Elementary School, and Tagaytay City Integrated School.

Of the nine schools, only the Tagaytay City Integrated School is currently being used as an evacuation center.

RESUMPTION OF CLASSES

Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas, meanwhile, announced the resumption of classes in all colleges, universities, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) institutions outside the 14-kilometer danger zone.

Mandanas said he has received clearance from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) to allow the resumption of classes in institutions under the Commission on Higher Education.

Mandanas, likewise, reiterated that classes in the primary and secondary level will remain suspended until Taal Volcano is under alert level 4.

The provincial government earlier announced that classes in all schools in the entire Batangas province will remain suspended until the Taal Volcano remains on the brink of another hazardous eruption.

- with a report from Bianca Dava, ABS-CBN News