CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Classes in all levels both in public and private schools in this province will be suspended from December 4-10 to give way for the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.
In an executive order issued Thursday, Governor Dennis Pineda said the suspension of classes during the scheduled sports events in the province is deemed to be the best interest of all concerned.
Pineda, in his order, cited the memorandum circular issued by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) informing that a certain level of disruption, such as the volume of traffic, is expected during the staging of the regional biennial meet.
He also cited that under the same memorandum circular wherein DILG Secretary Eduardo Año enjoined all local chief executives to cancel or suspend classes on dates coinciding with the competitions scheduled in their respective areas.
“This also to enable the youth to participate in this historic event and support our athletes,” Pineda said.
Earlier, Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin also declared the suspension of classes on December 2 to 6 in all levels in both public and private schools, citing that there are some games that will be held within the city.
Sports like arnis, sambo, and wrestling will be held at Angeles University Foundation while wakeboarding and water skiing will be at Deca Clark Wakepark in Barangay Margot, Angeles City.
Meanwhile, judo, jiu jitsu and kurash will be held at Laus Group Event Center in City of San Fernando; rugby and archery at the Clark Parade Grounds; dance sports at Royce Hotel and Casino; baseball and softball at The Villages Clark Freeport; Lawn Bowls, Petanque, and Obstacle Course at Clark Global City.
In line with the suspension of classes, the Schools Division of Angeles City has issued Division Memorandum No. 475, series of 2019, which states that there will be make-up classes in all public secondary and elementary schools on January 11 and Jan. 18, 2020.
“There will also be ‘no take home assignment/homework/any school-related activities’ during the duration of the suspension. The decision is to conduct make-up classes instead of take-home activities,” said Ma. Irelyn Tamayo, Angeles City Schools Division Superintendent. (PNA)