Super typhoon Pablo has already entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility. It accelerated as it entered PAR, affecting areas in Mindanao and Visayas.
Public warning storm signal (PSWS) #1 has been raised on 18 provinces in Visayas and Mindanao: Bohol, Biliran, Camotes Island, Southern Leyte, Leyte, Eastern Samar, Western Samar, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island, Dinagat Islands, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte including Samal Islands, Compostela Valley, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, and Camiguin.
As per Executive Order 66 stating the new rules on class suspensions signed by President Noynoy Aquino, classes at the pre-school level in these areas under PSWS No. 1 are automatically suspended or cancelled.
When Signal No. 2 is raised by PAGASA, classes at the pre-school, elementary and secondary levels, in the affected area, shall be automatically cancelled or suspended,
When Signal No. 3 or higher is raised by PAGASA, classes at pre-school, elementary, secondary, and tertiary levels, in the affected area, including graduate school, as well as work in all government offices, shall be automatically cancelled or suspended.
Local government units are, however, authorized to cancel classes when they deemed appropriate in times of storms, especially in those areas which are not placed under a storm signal, yet classes and work are not possible due to massive flooding or devastation.