Afternoon classes suspended in some areas

Posted at 07/20/12 7:07 AM

MANILA, Philippines (10th UPDATE) – Several local government units announced the suspension of afternoon classes as floods have yet to subside in some areas hit by heavy rains since last night.

The following LGUs suspended afternoon classes in the preschool, elementary and secondary levels:

  • Manila (public schools only)
  • Marikina City (public and private)
  • Pasay City (public and private)
  • San Mateo, Rizal (public and private)

After only suspending morning classes earlier, Parañaque City and Pateros announced the suspension of afternoon classes as well.

The following LGUs also announced the suspension of classes from preschool to high school (public and private) for the entire day:

  • Angono, Rizal
  • Antipolo City, Rizal
  • Bacoor, Cavite
  • Binangonan, Rizal
  • Cainta, Rizal
  • Cavite City
  • Imus, Cavite
  • Kawit, Cavite
  • Malabon City
  • Morong, Rizal
  • Noveleta, Cavite
  • Rodriguez, Rizal
  • Rosario, Cavite
  • Tanza, Cavite
  • Teresa, Rizal

Weather bureau PAGASA said the combined effects of the southwest monsoon and an active low pressure area (LPA) brought heavy rains in some parts of Metro Manila and nearby areas since Thursday night.

PAGASA said the southwest monsoon and active LPA will particularly affect the eastern portion of central and southern Luzon.

The active LPA was last spotted 330 kilometers east of Tuguegarao.

Should the active LPA becomes a cyclone, it will be named “Ferdie.” It will be considered a tropical depression once it gains wind strength between 55-64 kilometers per hour.

Meanwhile, PAGASA said Visayas and Mindanao will experience rains brought by the southwest monsoon. - with reports from dzMM and ANC