Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has announced class suspension in all levels for both public and private schools within Iloilo City on Wednesday, October 16.
Mabilog made the declaration after the city was hit by Intensity 5 earthquake early morning of October 15 ‘for the protection of lives and to avoid accidents that may lead to deaths.’
The strong quake (magnitude 7.2 in epicenter at Carmen, Bohol) made most of its damage in Bohol and Cebu, resulting to 20 casualties and over a hundred injured victims. Old churches and other buildings in those provinces were also severely damaged, prompting local executives to declare no classes in those areas.
Class suspension announcement in Iloilo City
The Mayor posted this full announcement in Iloilo City Government Facebook page:
“Under the provisions of the general welfare clause of the local government code, and for the protection of lives and to avoid accidents that may lead to deaths, I Jed Patrick E. Mabilog, Mayor of Iloilo City declare the suspension of classes in all levels both public and private within the territorial boundaries of Iloilo City because of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the visayas and parts of mindanao. It is further directed that the City engineers office inspect the structural integrity of each building in all public schools. Private schools may request from the city engineers to conduct inspection or may do the examination of buildings by their accredited engineers.”
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