CEBU CITY (Jan. 16, 2017, 2200H; updated by Jan. 17, 0500H)Classes resume at DBTC tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 17, according to Fr. Noel Sebetero, SDB, vice president for education and training.

Fr. Noel Sebetero, SDB
Fr. Noel Sebetero, SDB

“Classes will resume tomorrow (Jan. 17),” he told The Bosconian Odyssey.

Fr. John Vernil Lopez, SDB, vice president for pastoral affairs, also affirmed the infromation.

Update: By 5AM Tuesday (Jan. 17), DBTC Rector Fr. Honesto “Nioret” G. Geronimo, Jr. announced on Facebook:

“We still have classes TODAY as there are no announcement yet from Mayor Tom Osmeña. Only Gov. Davide declared no class for Cebu Province.”

School officials, DBTC PTCA officers and this publication received a deluge of inquiries following an announcement of no classes by the Province of Cebu due to anticipated heavy rainfall and by the Lapu-Lapu City Government.

While DBTC has scheduled no classes by its official calendar today, the rest of Cebu City resumed classes unlike in previous years on the day after the Sinulog festival.

Massive landslide hits Sitio Tawagan 1, Sirao. (Photo by Nagiel B. Bañacia published by Cebu Daily News)
Massive landslide hits Sitio Tawagan 1, Sirao. (Photo by Nagiel B. Bañacia published by Cebu Daily News)

However, the Cebu City Government suspended classes by noontime due to incessant rains, but has yet to decide if classes will also be suspended on the following day.

Many parts of Cebu province experienced flooding, while landslides were reported in eight hinterland barangays of Cebu City that prompted forced evacuations due to relentless heavy rains caused by low pressure area (LPA) is expected to continue on Tuesday.

Classes at DBTC and elsewhere got disrupted last Monday, Jan. 9, due to Tropical Depression Auring that dissipated into an LPA as it reached just 40 kilometers east of Mactan Island.

It nonetheless brought heavy rains and caused floods in many parts of Cebu.

ROUGH ROAD HOME. Residents gingerly make their way in Sirao, Cebu City, where part of the road broke apart in a landslide. (Sun.Star Foto/Alan Tangcawan)
ROUGH ROAD HOME. Residents gingerly make their way in Sirao, Cebu City, where part of the road broke apart in a landslide. (Sun.Star Cebu photo byAlan Tangcawan)
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