No classes in all levels in Pangasinan till Thursday

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — Pupils and students in Pangasinan went home at noon Wednesday after Gov. Amado I. Espino III cancelled classes in all school levels from 12noon till the rest of the day and the whole day of Thursday.

Acting Mayor Brian Lim of Dagupan City also issued his own executive order suspending classes from 12noon till the rest of the afternoon, including the whole day on Thursday.

This was earlier recommended by Mayor Belen Fernandez, who is on official trip in the United States in her Facebook post early Wednesday morning.

Fernandez is getting hourly report of the situation in Dagupan from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Dagupan, being an independent component city, is not under the political jurisdiction of the province of Pangasinan.

Meanwhile, as of 12 noon, Pangasinan was placed under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 2 along with Calayan Group of Islands, La Union, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, part of Aurora and Tarlac.

Dagupan has reactivated its Incident Command Post at City Museum manned round-the-clock and put on alert its Quick Response Teams in anticipation of Typhoon Lawin.

In the case of Pangasinan, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has maintained its red alert level status, same as it did during the onslaught of Typhoon”Karen” three days ago.