Based on the latest PAGASA update on Tropical Storm "Kabayan" — as of 9:10 A.M. (2-October-2015) the storm is currently above the Lingayen Gulf, and that the weather is expected to gradually clear by afternoon.

With this new information, the National Competitive Examination (NCE) will go ahead as scheduled, until further notice.

Due to the absence of any prevailing "Special Circumstance" that may warrant the postponement of the NCE, this memorandum supersedes Office Memorandum No. 139 issued October 1, 2015 — Procedures on postponement of NCE under special circumstances which may occur before the conduct of NCE.

Enclosed with this memorandum is the latest PAGASA weather bulletin on Tropical Storm "Kabayan", as of 11:00 A.M. (October 2, 2015).

For your guidance.


Executive Director