Saturday classes suspended in high-risk areas

Posted at 07/21/12 9:42 AM

MANILA (UPDATED) - Authorities suspended Saturday classes in several schools in Metro Manila due to heavy rains and the high risk of flooding.

The following suspended classes on Saturday:

  • University of Sto. Tomas (UST)
  • University of the Philippines (UP) Manila
  • National University (NU)
  • University of the East (UE)
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), Sta. Mesa
  • Arellano University
  • Far Eastern University (FEU) Manila, FEU EAC & FEU Makati
  • San Beda College of Law; San Beda CAS
  • De La Salle College-College of Saint Benilde
  • De La Salle University Taft, Makati, Ortigas Extension
  • Philippine Christian University - College of Law
  • Centro Escolar University (CEU) in Mendiola
  • St. Scholastica's College
  • National Teachers College
  • San Sebastian College of Law

Marikina City Mayor Del de Guzman also suspended all classes in the city on Saturday.

Weather bureau PAGASA on Saturday raised red warning signal over 9 cities due to the high risk of serious flooding. PAGASA advised residents in low-lying areas, especially those beside rivers and esteros, to evacuate. -- reports from dzMM; ANC