Two CAR provinces suspend classes and government work because of “Maring”

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BAGUIO CITY (October 11, 2021)— Two Cordillera provinces advised residents to prepare for the coming of storm “Maring” (international name Kumasu).
Abra Governor Ma. Jocelyn Valera-Bernos Monday morning suspended of both public and private school classes and work in government offices.
Abra, together with Mountain Province, Kalinga, and Apayao of the Cordillera Region and also Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Cagayan and the rest of Isabela Province is under tropical cyclone weather signal number 2.
According to the data provides by PAG-ASA, the center of “Maring” was estimated at 325 east of Cagayan as of 7:00 AM of October 11, 2021.
The weather disturbance is moving West NorthWestward at 15 kilometers per hour. It has a maximum sustained winds of 85 KM/hr near the center and gustiness of up to 105 km/hr.  It is forecasted to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by October 13, 2021.
Bernos stated instructed the school children of Abra that there will be no passing of their required modules on the said date. She also said public workers are not required to report and instead stay home to make necessary preparations.
Kalinga Provincial Governor Ferdinand Tubban also declared the suspension of classes both private and public schools.   This he said is to prevent untoward incidents that may arise from the distribution and collection of modules. He said there might aldo be power outages that will eventually disrupt online classes.
Classes in the primary and elementary levels and government work in Baguio City has also been suspended. Scheduled online examinations on Monday even Grade 7 and up were also re-scheduled for tomorrow citing power outages and internet connectivity issues.
Artemio A. Dumlao