Classes in five Bohol towns on Monday have been suspended after Storm Signal No. 1 was hoisted over the eastern segment of Bohol.
The towns of Candijay, Guindulman, Jagna, Carlos P. Garcia and Garcia Hernandez have ordered the suspension of classes in anticipation of heavy rains due to the weather disturbance, said Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) chief Anthony Damalerio.
Classes in preschool to elementary were suspended in Candijay, Guindulman, Jagna and CPG while classes in preschool to high school were suspended in Garcia Hernandez.
Storm Signal Number 1 was raised over Bohol as of Sunday according to a weather bulletin issued by state weather bureau PAGASA.
According to PAGASA, moderate to heavy rains may prevail over Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, and Bicol Region.
Amang was last spotted 70 km north of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte as of 4 a.m. on Monday.
The weather disturbance was packing a strength of maximum winds of up to 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph.
It was forecast to move west northwest at the speed of 10 kph, PAGASA said.
Meanwhile, sea trips from Jagna to Cagayan de Oro City, Ubay to President P. Carlos Garcia and Ubay to Leyte have been suspended due to the storm signal.
According to Seaman 2nd Class John Sinajon, vessels from Talibon and Getafe bound for Cebu have also been grounded.
Authorities continued to monitor the weather to determine if sea travel from Tagbilaran City to Cagayan de Oro City, scheduled Monday night, will be suspended. (RT)