Classes suspended, then lifted as Bukidnon is placed under storm signal no. 1

Students of Bukidnon National High School - Kalasungay Annex in Malaybalay City go home around 10a.m. Tuesday as Bukidnon is among Mindanao provinces placed under ' Crising' storm signal No. 1.  Walter I. Balane/Bukidnon News.Net

Students of Bukidnon National High School – Kalasungay Annex in Malaybalay City go home around 10a.m. Tuesday as Bukidnon is among Mindanao provinces placed under ‘ Crising’ storm signal No. 1.
Walter I. Balane/Bukidnon News.Net

MALAYBALAY CITY – Bukidnon Gov. Alex Calingasan declared the suspension of classes from elementary to high school in the province Tuesday as the weather bureau declared Bukidnon among provinces in Mindanao under storm signal no.1.

City mayor Ignacio W. Zubiri has also issued a suspension of classes in Malaybalay, which it lifted late Tuesday afternoon after the weather conditions improved.

Radio station DXDB reported the lifting Tuesday afternoon based on a report by Romeo Lapiceros, Zubiri’s executive assistant.

MindaNews reported that 18 of  Mindanao’s 26  provinces have been placed  under  Public Storm Warning Signal 1 as of 5 a.m. Tuesday as tropical  depression ‘Crising,’ continues to move closer to Mindanao.

In its Weather Bulletin  No. 3 issued at 5 a.m. Tuesday, PAGASA said the center of ‘Crising’ as of 4 a.m. was estimated at 310 kilometers east of General Santos City, with maximum winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and forecast to move west northwest, now at 22 kph, from the previous 19 kph.

Weather Bulletin 3 said Crising is expected to be at 30 km northwest of Cotabato City by Wednesday morning and at 380 km northwest of Zamboanga City by Thursday morning. By Friday morning, it is expected to be at 450 km northwest of Puerto Princesa City.

Aside from Bukidnon, the provinces under storm signal no. 1 include: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur,  Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley of the Davao region; North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato and Sarangani of Soutwestern Mindanao region; Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay of the Zamboanga region; and portions of Caraga region (Agusan del Sur and the southern part of Surigao del Sur);  portions of Northern Mindanao (Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental), and the two provinces of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in mainland Mindanao (Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao). (Bukidnon News)