Class suspensions on Monday, May 29, due to typhoon Mawar

Several areas announce class suspensions on Monday, May 29  to anticipate effects of typhoon Mawar

In anticipation of the potential dangers posed by an approaching typhoon Mawar, several local government units have announced class suspensions for Monday, May 29, 2023 to ensure the safety and well-being of students, teachers, and school personnel in the affected areas.

The Philippines braces for the arrival of Super Typhoon "Mawar," which has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and has been named Super Typhoon BettyPH.

As of 4:00 AM, the center of Super Typhoon BettyPH was located approximately 1,320 kilometers east of Central Luzon, specifically at 16.1°N latitude and 134.5°E longitude.

BettyPH packs maximum sustained winds of 195 km/h near the center, with gusts reaching up to 240 km/h. The central pressure measures 915 hPa. The typhoon is currently moving in a west-northwestward direction at a speed of 25 km/h.

The extent of tropical cyclone winds reaches outwards up to 570 kilometers from the center, bringing the possibility of strong to typhoon-force winds.


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Vigan City - all levels, public
Gonzaga - all levels

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The Department of Education has also advised schools in other parts of the country to monitor the weather situation and make necessary announcements.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has warned of heavy rains, strong winds, and storm surges in areas affected by typhoon Mawar. Residents in these areas are advised to take precautionary measures, such as securing their homes and belongings, and staying indoors if possible.

The following are some tips for staying safe during a typhoon:
• Stay indoors and away from windows.
• Turn off all appliances and unplug all electronics.
• Bring food and water for at least three days.
• Have a plan for what to do if you need to evacuate.
• Monitor the weather situation and follow the instructions of local authorities.

For more information on typhoon Mawar, please visit the PAGASA website:

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