Classes in quake-hit Bohol resume on November 5
In Cebu, another province affected by the earthquake, classes will resume on November 4, but localized suspensions have been made

DESTRUCTION. A classroom in Loon, Bohol. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Classes in quake-hit Bohol will resume on Tuesday, November 5, Governor Edgar Chatto announced.

The provincial government earlier suspended classes only until Wednesday, October 23.

The province is the hardest hit of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked Central Visayas a week ago, October 15. 

As of 6:30 pm Tuesday, October 22, an update from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said 181 had died in Bohol

In Cebu, classes in public schools will resume on Monday, November 4. School administrators will make their own announcements for classes in private schools, but localized suspensions have been made:



  • Bogo City – classes remain suspended and will resume on Wednesday, October 23
  • Lapu-Lapu City – classes from preschool to highschool, both public and private, are suspended until November 4
  • Mandaue City – classes remain suspended and will resume on November 4
  • Talisay City – classes in all levels remain suspended and will resume on November 4

The Department of Education (DepEd) told Rappler on Sunday that initial reports showed 37 damaged schools in Region 6 and 866 damaged schools in Region 7.

Education Secretary Br Armin Luistro earlier said DepEd is coordinating with the Department of Public Works and Highways in checking the structural integrity of schools in Cebu and Bohol.

DepEd has alloted P300 million for procurement of tents and minor repairs for classrooms not heavily-affected by the earthquake. –

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