SIGNATURE CHRISTMAS CHILL DESCENDS IN BAGUIO / CLASSES SUSPENDED DUE TO IGLESIA NI CRISTO EVENT
File photo of Baguio City.
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines, OCTOBER 14, 2013 (PHILSTAR) By Artemio A. Dumlao - Baguio’s signature “Christmas chill” has officially started with the highland temperature dropping Monday morning to 13.5 degrees Celsius, causing a little bite among residents and dwellers in this city.
Government weathermen at the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Administration (PAGASA) said the temperature is so far the lowest since the so-called “ber” months came in.
PAGASA recorded Baguio’s lowest temperature in 2013 at 9.5 degrees Celsius last January 14.
Coldest temperature in the highlands usually come in January, though the beginning of the cold weather usually comes in October.
On February 4, 2012, temperature dropped to 10 degrees Celsius. Exactly a year before the date, Baguio also recorded a chilling 9.4 degrees Celsius.
The coldest recorded here so far was 6.1 degrees Celsius in January 1961.
In recent years, the coolest so far was 7.5 degrees Celsius in the morning of January 15, 2009.
PAGASA said it is anticipating a further temperature drop in the city in the coming days, sending excitement to local tourism, now preparing for its “Christmas in Baguio” offerings this early.
Class suspension due to INC event now metro-wide By Dona Pazzibugan Philippine Daily Inquirer 10:37 pm | Sunday, October 13th, 2013
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education suspended, on Sunday night, classes scheduled for Monday, from preschool to high school level, in the entire Metro Manila, in anticipation of heavy traffic from an event organized by the Iglesia Ni Cristo.
“Advisory update as of 8:52 p.m.: Classes (preschool to high school, private and public) in the National Capital Region are suspended tomorrow, October 14, due to the potential heavy traffic that may result from Manila-wide medical-dental mission tomorrow,” DepEd announced.
The class suspension will be in effect in:
Manila (including college level)
Malabon (including college level)
Marikina (including college level)
DepEd suspends Monday classes in 12 Metro cities due to INC event By Dona Z. Pazzibugan Philippine Daily Inquirer 4:18 pm | Sunday, October 13th, 2013 59 5442 3087
MANILA, Philippines — Education Secretary Br Armin Luistro has suspended elementary and high school classes scheduled for Monday, October 14, in Metro Manila, except in four cities, due to the expected traffic disruption from the scheduled Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) medical mission in Manila.
According to the Department of Education advisory, classes in elementary and high school are suspended Monday in:
1. Manila (including college level)
2. Quezon City
11. San Juan
However classes will go on in the following cities:
2. Las Piñas
Luistro came to the decision after discussing the expected traffic scenario in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Monday (Oct. 14) with Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino.
“That’s just for selected NCR divisions. The traffic advisory we got is that INC will have a huge activity,” Luistro said in a text message.