Provinces of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur announce suspension of classes on Monday, September 22, 2014 following the massive devastation of Tropical Storm Mario in the region earlier.
Tropical Storm Mario has ravaged houses and crops in the region. The weather disturbance left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) earlier and is now lashing out counterparts of Asia including Taiwan.
The local government of Ilocos Sur was prodded to announce class suspension as the province bemused the effects of the storm. Typhoon Mario hit the northern part of the country particularly the Ilocos Region.
Based upon the statement of Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Luis Singson, Tropical Storm Mario’s initial cost of damage is gearing up with over P82 million. Mario also took the lives of at least 10 residents in the region.
The province of Ilocos Norte on the other hand announces suspension of classes today, September 22, 2014 from preschool to high school, both in private and public. The announcement was made in a post on the Facebook fan page of Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos.
However, there is no announcement yet if colleges and universities will declare suspension of classes. A report from ABS-CBNNews.com noted that “students must wait for the decision from their respective schools,” it said.
Meanwhile, College students of Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) in Ilocos Norte will be having classes today.