Classes in 2 Himamaylan barangays resume Oct. 19


Himamaylan City Mayor Raymund Tongson Sunday ordered the resumption of classes in barangays Cabadiangan and Carabalan, starting on Oct. 19.

Tongson has ordered the suspension of classes in all schools in these barangays since Oct. 7, following armed clashes between the government soldiers and New People’s Amy rebels, that also resulted in the dislocation of more than 3,000 affected residents.

Mayor Raymund Tongson of Himamaylan City

In his Executive Order 2022-47 dated Oct. 16, the mayor said that, in consultation with Department of Education Schools Division superintendent, Gladys Amylaine Sales, she recommended the resumption of classes in barangays Cabadiangan and Carabalan, except for those students residing in sitios Campayas, Medel, and Sig-ang, who will be provided with modules in the various evacuation centers where they are temporarily staying.

He also noted that on Oct. 15, the Incident Management Team recommended that except for evacuees residing in sitios Campayas, Medel, Sig-ang of Barangay Carabalan, “all evacuees in barangays Cabadiangan and Carabalan may now return their respective homes”.

“We are praying for the safety of everyone. God be with us all,” Tongson said.

The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Himamaylan declared the whole city under a state of calamity Oct. 10, after a series of encounters starting Oct. 6 that resulted in the death of NPA regional commander Romeo Nanta and two Army men, and injured six other soldiers./CGC