GUIDELINES ON THE CANCELLATION OR SUSPENSION OF CLASSES AND WORK IN GOVERNMENT OFFICES DUE TO TYPHOONS, FLOODING, OTHER WEATHER DISTURBANCES, AND CALAMITIES


 
GUIDELINES ON THE CANCELLATION OR SUSPENSION OF CLASSES AND WORK IN GOVERNMENT OFFICES DUE TO TYPHOONS, FLOODING, OTHER  WEATHER DISTURBANCES, AND CALAMITIES (DEPED ORDER NO. 14 S. 2021)

To: Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Minister, Basic, Higher, and Technical Education, BARMM
Bureau and Service Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Public and Private Elementary and Secondary School Heads
A11 Others Concerned

1. The cancellation or suspension of classes and work in the Department of
Education (DepEd) due to typhoons, flooding, other weather disturbances and
calamities is governed by Executive Order (EO) No. 66, s. 2021 titled prescribing rules
on the Cancellation or Suspension of Classes and Work in Government Offices Due to
Typhoons, Floodin4, Otter Weather Disturbances, Calamities as operationalized by
DepEd Order (DO) No. 43, s. 2012 titled Guidelines on the Implementation of Executive
Order No. 66. By safeguarding learners and personnel from unnecessar5r physical
dangers that they may be exposed to, these policies protect the constitutional rights
to life, health, safety, and property in times of calamities.

2. In its commitment to ensure teaching and learning continuity while looking
after the health, safety, and well-being of its learners, teachers, and personnel,
DepEd issued DO 012, s. 2O2O ts1jed Adoption of the Basic Education Learning
Continuing Plan (BE-LCP) for School Year (SY) 2O2O-2O21 in Light of the COWD-19
Pandemic. DepEd has also issued DO 011, s. 2O2O titled the Revised Guidelines on
Alternative Work Arrangements in the Department of Education During the Period of
State of National Emergency Due to COWD-19 Pandemic. Through these policies, the
Department has adopted distance learning modalities and alternative work
arrangements, which minimize the health and safety risks brought about not only by
the pandemic, but also by typhoons, flooding, and other weather disturbances that
learners and teachers might be exposed to.

3. In addition to these policies, the Department recognizes that the suspension
of classes and work during emergencies remain to be necessary in upholding physical
and mental well-being. Thus, the application of DO 43, s. 2012 is suspended until
further notice; and in its place, the enclosed Guidelines on the Cancellation or
Suspension of Classes and Work in Government Office  Due to Typhoons,
Flooding, Other Weather Disturbances, and Calamities are adopted.

4. For more information, please contact the Disaster Risk Reduction and
Management Service, 2nd Floor, Mabini Building, Department of Education,
Central Office, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City through email at
drrmo@deped.gov.ph or at telefax number lo2l 8637 -4933.

5. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.

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