Classes in Benguet Suspended Due to Typhoon

Local executives of this city and Benguet province suspended for the second day all classes in all levels as authorities are in frantic to restore power in several areas.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan said all schools must first be cleaned and power must be restored in order to safeguard the returning pupils and students in this mountain resort which remain with vestiges of devastation due to the two recent strong typhoons.

Baguio was already declared two weeks earlier as a calamity area due to the effects of typhoon “Mina”. Typhoon “Pedring” brought more woes to the residents and several debris still litter this 49 square kilometer city.

On the other hand, Benguet Governor Nestor Fongwan also declared the suspension of all classes in order that returning students will not unduly suffer danger and inconvenience due to various road cuts in all the 13 municipalities.

The eye of “Pedring” crossed Tuesday this province and further brought havoc to the area which was also declared as under state of calamity two weeks ago.

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