The Tacloban City government has declared a temporary suspension of classes in all levels on August 8, Tuesday, in line with the City’s ‘series of activities’ for the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Tacloban City Mayor Cristina Romualdez issued Executive Order 2017-08-66 saying that a series of activities will be held in the City as one of the venues for the synchronized ASEAN Landmark Lighting in the evening of August 8, 2017. “An influx of participants from different schools, offices, and organizations is expected which may cause overcrowding, traffic congestion and inconvenience to the public,” the order said.
The Executive Order will cover classes at all levels, including those at the collegiate level. According to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Memorandum Order No. 15, series of 2012, “Classes at the collegiate level may be cancelled or suspended at the discretion of local chief executives of LGUs and/or heads of HEIs (Higher Education Institutions) if special circumstances in their area such as flooding, road damage, etc. warrant it.”