Cavite, Batangas suspend afternoon classes

Posted at 08/15/12 2:41 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – The Cavite and Batangas provinces have suspended classes on Wednesday afternoon due to inclement weather.

In a tweet posted at around 2 p.m., Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla said "classes are suspended this afternoon of August 15 in ALL LEVELS in the ENTIRE PROVINCE of Cavite. Thank you."

Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto, meanwhile, said classes at all levels in the entire province are suspended starting 3 p.m.

Earlier, Pasay City suspended classes due to bad weather.

Tropical storm Helen (international codename Kai-Tak) slammed into the northern part of the Philippines Wednesday, killing 2 people.

Preschool to high school classes are automatically suspended in areas under signal number 2, while classes in preschool are automatically suspended in areas under signal number 1.

Rains from the southwest monsoon (habagat) are still expected, especially in the western section of Luzon and Visayas.