#WalangPasok: Class Suspensions for Wednesday (April 3, 2024)

LGUs Declare Class Suspensions for Wednesday (April 3, 2024) Due to Rising Heat Index

WALANG PASOK – Several local government units declared class suspensions in various parts of the country due to the scorching heat.

The summer heat brings with it intense challenges for school-age children as the temperature rises. Hot weather has an impact on students’ physical and emotional health as well as their academic performance, and these impacts go beyond simple pain.

High temperatures can lead to physical discomfort and health hazards for students. Research shows that heat stress negatively affects memory retention, attention span, and problem-solving abilities of the students.

Class Suspensions

On Wednesday (April 3, 2024), various schools and local government units in several regions of the Philippines have suspended face-to-face classes due to the discomfort and potential risk that the hot weather may bring to the students.

The Department of Education has acknowledged the possible impact of the hot weather conditions on students and encouraged schools to shift to alternative delivery modes of learning to minimize disruptions.

In Region 1, several areas in Pangasinan have announced class suspensions from April 2 to April 5, including Sta. Barbara, Mapandan, and Manaoag, affecting students from pre-school to high school in both public and private institutions.

Class Suspensions

Meanwhile, in Region 3, San Fernando, Pampanga, has also suspended face-to-face classes across all levels.

In Region 6, Iloilo City has also suspended face-to-face classes across all levels, while private schools and higher education institutions have the choice to resume classes at the decision of school authorities. Isabela, Negros Occidental, has also suspended classes at all levels.

Region 7’s Talisay, Cebu, has suspended face-to-face classes in public schools from April 3 to April 14, with private school operations left to the discretion of their administrators.

In Region 12, General Santos City has suspended face-to-face classes from primary to secondary levels, along with various areas in South Cotabato like Tantangan, Banga, Polomolok, and Tupi, where afternoon classes have been suspended from April 1 to April 15.

Sarangani Province has also suspended face-to-face classes at all levels from April 3 to April 19.

Additionally, the Office of Civil Defense in Region 12 has declared a suspension of work in all 11 local government units of Sultan Kudarat province from April 1 to April 15 due to the heat index.

In Tarlac, several local government units have announced class suspensions in the following areas due to a scheduled power interruption on April 3, 2024.

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All Levels

  • Mayantoc
  • Gerona, La Paz
  • Bamban
  • Sta. Ignacia
  • Camiling
  • Paniqui
  • Capas – Shift to modular learning

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