It's very rare that CHED officials suspended classes in tertiary or collegiate levels. They usually leave the decisions to individual colleges and universities, prompting students to call their college administrators.
In fact one of the concerned citizens is ABS-CBN celebrity and Pilipinas Got Talent host Luis Manzano. In his official Twitter account, Lucky tweeted the following questions 15 hours ago:
@luckymanzano why is it that some times its suspended for grade and high school but not college considering that you pass the same roads?
@luckymanzano whats the logic of suspending classes in grade shool and high school but not college? anyone in DEPED? im curious
As of this posting, no information yet posted by CHEd and DepEd officials if there is a suspension of classes in all levels in NCR, and other areas tomorrow, September 27, 2011. (Please see DepEd and colleges and universities updates on suspension of September 28, 2011 classes by clicking here).
DepEd reminded "[t]he public should not wait for the Department of Education (DepEd) to announce the suspension of classes, explaining that the “automatic suspension should be followed based on the weather advisory of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).”
As public storm warning signals were raised because of Tropical Storm "Pedring", the Department of Education (DepEd) has reiterated its guidelines on the suspension of classes on Tuesday, September 27, 2011.
"For areas under Signal No. 1, automatic suspension in Kindergarten. Signal No. 2, automatic suspension in Kindergarten, Elementary & High School," DepeD tweeted.
Tertiary levels will be included in the suspension of classes when an area is under Signal Number 3.
UPDATES (DepEd, CHEd, CLTV36, ANC Alerts, DZMM TeleRadyo):
For the LIST of areas which are already declared and confirmed suspended to handle classes tomorrow, September 27, 2011 (Tuesday), please visit this page. Metro Manila is one of the areas.
@DepEd_PH Official DepEd Site Clarification: In RIZAL, only San Mateo, Rodriguez, Jala jala, and Antipolo have suspended classes up to HS. NOT the entire province.
DepEd Sta. Rosa, Laguna: No classes from pre-school up to HS tomorrow.
CAVITE: No classes in Rosario, Gen. Trias, Tanza and Bacoor for kinder, elementary and HS tomorrow, Sept 27.
@cuteme2209 In Region IV-A, local authorities in the provinces of Quezon and Rizal have already suspended classes for tomorrow
RIZAL: No classes in kinder, elementary and HS in San Mateo, Rodriguez and Jala Jala tomorrow, Sept 27. - 11:20 pm, 9/26/2011
QUEZON: No classes in kinder, elementary and high school tomorrow, Sept 27. - 11:15 pm, 9/26/2011
ISABELA, QUIRINO, N.VIZCAYA & CAGAYAN: Classes in kinder, elementary and H.S. are suspended tomorrow, Sept 27. - 7:31 PM, 9/26/2011
Antipolo, Rizal: Classes will remain suspended in Kindergarten, Elem & HS tom, Sept 27, as announced by City Mayor. - 6:50 p.m., 9/26/2011
May we advise everyone to please follow the news for regular advisories of @dost_pagasa. Automatic suspension guidelines are in place. - 5:45 PM, September 26, 2011
@PhCHED PhCHED Official For areas with lower storm signals pls wait for the announcement from your school administrators. Thanks. - 6:03 PM, 6/26/2011
Automatic suspension of classes in college for areas under signal#3. 6:00 PM, September 26, 2011
CHED guidelines for the suspension of classes in colleges and universities at this Facebook page - 5:57 PM, September 26, 2011
@CLTV36 Central Luzon TV BALITAAN NEWS ADVISORY: Sa advisory na inilabas ng DepEd pasado alas singko ng hapon, idineklara ni DepEd Regional Director Teofila Villanueva ang class suspension sa pre-elementary, elementary at secondary sa Malolos at San Jose del Monte Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Gapan, Munoz at Cabanatuan City sa Nueva Ecija - 7:27 pm, 9/26/2011
BALITAAN NEWS ADVISORY: Idineklara narin ang suspensyon ng klase sa pre-elementary sa Tarlac, Pampanga, Bataan at Zambales. - 7:25 pm, 9/26/2011
BALITAAN NEWS ADVISORY: Idineklara narin ang suspensyon ng klase sa pre-elementary sa Tarlac, Pampanga, Bataan at Zambales bukas. - 7:32 pm, 9/26/2011
ANC ALERTS via Facebook, Twitter
Ateneo de Manila suspends classes today, Sept. 27, for college & graduate students of the Loyola Heights campus. - 5:58 am, 9/27/2011
Classes and work in UA&P have been officially suspended today due to typhoon | via @uapasia - 5:43am, 9/27/2011
RT @LetranOfficial Rector's Office has announced the suspension of classes in all levels. Please help us disseminate. - 5:41 am, 9/27/2011
Trinity University of Asia (QC) suspends classes in all levels today, Sept. 27. - 5:36am, 9/27/2011
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila suspends classes in all levels today, Sept. 27. - 5:24am, 9/27/2011
Miriam College suspends classes in all levels today, Sept. 27. - 5:13am, 9/27/2011
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde suspends classes & office operations today, Sept. 27. - 5:12 am, 9/27/2011
DLSU Manila suspends classes in all levels today, Sept. 27. - 4:47 am, 9/27/2011
Adamson University suspends classes in all levels today, Sept. 27. - 4:45 am, 9/27/2011
Lyceum of the Philippines Manila suspends classes in all levels today, Sept. 27. - 4:41 am, 9/27/2011
Classes in UP Diliman are suspended today (Sept 27) from 7 am to 1 pm due to Typhoon Pedring | via @upsystem - 4:38 am, 9/26/2011
Due to inclement weather, classes and office work are suspended in UP Manila today (Sept 27) including SHS Baler | via @upsystem - 4:36 am, 9/26/2011
National College of Business and Arts (Fairview, Cubao, Taytay) suspends classes in all levels today, Sept. 27. - 4:35 am, 9/27/2011
Polytechnic University of the Philippines suspends classes in all levels today, Sept. 27. - 4:30 am, 9/27/2011
University of Perpetual Help System DALTA – Las Piñas suspends classes in all levels today, Sept. 27. - 4:28am, 9/27/2011
All classes & offices in DLSU Dasmariñas suspended today, Sept. 27. - 3:21am, 927/2011 (Twitter)
While PAGASA doesn't recommend suspension of college classes, these schools have already suspended their classes for Sept. 27, 2011 as of 11:40pm (Facebook):
Far Eastern University - Manila
Far Eastern University - East Asia
Far Eastern University - Diliman
San Beda College - Manila
University of Santo Tomas
University of the East Manila
University of the East Caloocan
Central College of the Philippines
Philippine Christian University - Taft Campus
Manila Tytana Colleges (formerly known as Manila Doctors College)
Classes in FEU Manila, FEU Makati, FEU East Asia and FEU Diliman are suspended tomorrow, September 27.DZMM TeleRadyo
Centro Escolar University, La Consolacion College, University of Perpetual Help-Molino also suspend classes today, Sept. 27. - 5:38 am, 9/27/2011
UP Manila announces cancellation of classes for tom as per Chancellor Ramon Arcadio