Image via CrunchBaseDepartment of Education (DepEd) recently joined PAGASA in twitter! While PAGASA is twitting weather updates, DepEd twits class suspension announcements. DepEd's official twitter account is @DepEd_PH. Follow @DepEd_PH on twitter and receive timely updates.
Recently, several government agencies has been using social media channels to facilitate fast distribution of information. Among them are the president's office @govph, MMDA @mmda, and PAGASA @dost_pagasa.
Hopefully, this move by DepEd will help solve the issues of late announcements which most students and employees have been complaining about in the past years. I personally experience many trouble because of this. Here's my experience:
When I was studying in college in Manila a few years ago, I have to travel at least 2 hours from home to school everyday. So when rainy seasons come, it poses a problem. There has been several times in my five years in college when after exerting vigorous effort to attend the classes during a storm, I arrive at Manila just to find out that the classes are suspended.
Imagine the feeling. You wake up early, fighting the urge to stay on bed because it's really cold. You ride a full packed bus or jeepney and endured 2 hours of heavy traffic. And when you finally arrive, you have to come back because the class has just been suspended. I tell you, your day will be ruined when these incidents happen.