29 September 2009 10:50am
I've been watching the NDCC meeting chaired by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo assisted by NDCC Chair and Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro for several minutes now. The NDCC meeting is being aired live over DZMM Teleradyo. The program of Ariel Ureta and Winnie Cordero gave way to the airing of the NDCC meeeting.
The DZMM reporter gave us the information that CHED Chairman Emmanuel Angeles has announced in said NDCC meeting that classes in college are being suspended in Metro Manila and in other calamity areas up to Friday, October 2, 2009.
With this information, we can safely give this advisory:
No classes in all levels in Metro Manila, other calamity areas (still to be specified) from today Tuesday, September 29, 2009 up to Friday, October 2, 2009
We still have to determine which provinces declared as calamity areas are covered by this class suspension. I'm sure Rizal is included because it is just as severely-stricken as Metro Manila.
Screenshot of NDCC meeting at DZMM Teleradyo, 11:12am, September 29, 2009
The NDCC meeting is still ongoing as of 11:12am with Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes making his report on the power situation. I'll post the updates here as soon as they arrive.
29 September 2009 11:55am
It's now official, no classes in all levels in Metro Manila up to Friday, October 2, 2009; as usual kulelat na naman ang DepEd ni Secretary Jesli Lapus sa announcement.
Screenshot of DZMM Teleradyo announcement, 11:47am, September 29, 2009
29 September 2009 5:48pm
This is a GMA News flash report by Lala Roque.
29 September 2009 7:10pm
This update is based on the 24 Oras report tonight by Mel Tiangco.
No classes in all levels in Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, Romblon, Pampanga, Bulacan and Zambales from Wednesday, September 30, 2009 up to Saturday, October 3, 2009
Acting Batangas Governor Mark Leviste has reportedly lifted class suspensions in Batangas. There will be classes in Batangas tomorrow.
I have the video clip in my cellphone; I'll embed the video as soon as it's posted in GMANews.tv.
I've posted the video in youtube (10:44pm); here it is.