MANILA, Philippines (4th UPDATE) - Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista has suspended classes Monday in public and private schools, pre-school to high school, in Quezon City following heavy rains Sunday night that flooded some major roads and areas.
Other cities, towns and schools followed suit.
Heavy rains on Sunday night triggered evacuation in low-lying parts of the city, including Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon, Barangay Sta. Monica and Barangay Sta. Lucia near the Tullahan river. Neck-deep flooding was reported in the area.
La Mesa Dam breached its spilling level of 80.15 meters at 2 a.m.
Critical red alert is still up over La Mesa Dam, and affected communities along Tullahan River have been asked to evacuate.
As of PAGASA's 4am advisory, the green warning for Metro Manila was still up. This means moderate-heavy rains in next 3 hours, and the threat of floods in low-lying areas, especially near rivers.
At 10 p.m., state weather bureau PAGASA issued the green warning signal over Metro Manila, which means heavy to intense rainfall or 7.5 to 30 millimeters per hour was observed and likely to continue for the next three hours.
Class suspensions as of 5:18 a.m.:
Quezon City (public & private)
San Juan (public & private)
San Mateo, Rizal (public only)
Malabon (public & private)
Mandaluyong (public & private)
Marikina, only in bgys. Malanday, Tumana, Concepcion Uno, & Nangka (public only)
Pasay (public & private)
Taguig (public & private)
A. Deato Elementary School
Coloong Elementary School
Isla Elementary School
Pasolo Elementary School
Pio Valenzuela Elementary School
PR San Diego Elementary School
Tagalag Elementary School
Wawang Pulo Elementary School
Polo National High School
UE Manila & UE Caloocan (preschool to high school only)