Close this search box.

LIST: On-site class suspensions 

by Kiko Cueto

ON-site or face-to-face classes in several areas in Metro Manila will be suspended on Wednesday, April 24, still due to the temperatures reaching the dangerous level.

The City of Manila said that the suspension covers all levels, both public and private.

The Manila City Public Information Office and Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan declared the suspension on their official social media pages.

They said that this is because of the forecast danger heat index of 43°C (degrees Celsius) on Wednesday.

“Schools are advised to shift to asynchronous classes,” the office said in an advisory.

The Local City Government of Pasay also made the same announcement.

“Pumalo ng mas higit sa inaasahan ang Heat Index o tindi ng init ang naitala ngayong araw sa Lungsod Pasay. Base sa Climate Heat Index forecast ng PAGASA-DOST kahapon, papalo sa 42 degrees Celsius ang mararanasang tindi ng init sa NAIA, Pasay ngayong Martes, Abril 23, 20204 hanggang Miyerkules, Abril 24, 2024,” Pasay City LGU said.

“Pero base sa actual monitoring ng PAGASA-DOST, pumalo sa 45 degrees Celsius ang naitalang Heat Index kaninang alas-3:01 ng hapon. Dahil dito, pinapayuhan ang mga Pasayeño na sundin ang Beat the Heat Tips upang maiwasan ang Heat-related Illness,” they added.

The state weather bureau had said that the heat index is the “measure of the contribution that high humidity makes with abnormally high temperatures in reducing the body’s ability to cool itself.”

A heat index ranging from 42 degrees Celsius to 51 degrees Celsius is considered to be in the “danger category.”



We have the stories you’ll want to read.

RepublicAsia Newsletter