Mayor wants coordinated declaration of class suspension

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Saturday, July 21, 2012


MAYOR Mauricio Domogan will take up with barangay officials the new system of announcing class suspensions during typhoons in line with the new directive from the national government for barangay officials to assume the responsibility of making such announcements.

“I will meet with the Association of Barangay Councils so that the announcements will be coordinated to prevent confusion from arising during those situations,” the mayor assured.

ABC president and Councilor Joel Alangsab said the new directive will have to be studied to ensure that it will achieve its purpose.

He agreed the announcements must be made in unison to avoid hitches that will affect the welfare of the students and put the barangay officials in a bad light.

Both Domogan and Alangsab felt the new system was meant to address the situation in Metro Manila and other areas in the country with bigger land areas with many far-flung barangays and where weather conditions may vary.

But for the small places like Baguio where barangays are in close proximity to each other, the old system where the announcement is made by the mayor will do. – (Aileen Refuerzo)

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on July 22, 2012.

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