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(UPDATED 9:40 A.M.) MANILA, Philippines - The cities and towns in Metro Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Rizal and Laguna have suspended classes today, Monday, July 30, from pre-school to high school levels in both public and private schools.
Due to bad weather caused by tropical storm "Gener" the municipalities of Antipolo, Angono, Teresa, Taytay, Tanay, Morong, San Mateo and Cainta all in Rizal province, have also suspended classes from pre-school to highschool, both public and private. The town of Rodriguez, also in Rizal, has cancelled classes in all levels.
Bacoor City in Cavite has likewise announced that pre-school up to highschool levels in the city do not have classes while the local government of Naic, also in Cavite, and Obando, Bulacan said classes in all levels have been cancelled. In Meycauayan, Bulacan, the following classes in following schools are suspended: Saluysoy ES, Ubihan ES, Longos, Liputan and Meycauayan WCS.
Laguna Governor ER Ejercito followed suit by suspending classes in all levels for both private and public schools.
The cities of Makati, Pasig, Paranaque and Muntinlupa suspended classes up to college level while classes in the cities of Pasay, San Juan, Quezon, Mandaluyong, Navotas, Marikina, Caloocan and Muntinlupa have suspended classes today, Monday, July 30, from pre-school to high school levels in both public and private schools.
Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano announced that classes in all levels, public and private, are also suspended within their area. Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian of Valenzuela City tweeted (@stgatchalian) that pre-school up to highschool students do not have come to classes today.
Navotas Mayor John Rey Tiangco said classes at the Navotas Polytechnic College are suspended.
In Taguig City, public information office chief Darwin Icay said classes at the Taguig City University and the campuses of the Technological University of the Philippines and Polytechnic University of the Philippines have been suspended.
Miriam College suspended classes in CSC, grade school to high school while St. Paul-Quezon City said the suspension applies to all levels and the seniors' retreat has been moved to Tuesday.
Ateneo de Manila cancelled classes for grade school and high school. Students of Polytechnic University of the Philippines do not have to attend classes as these were suspended for all Metro Manila campuses.
De La Salle University officials said as of 3:30 a.m. classes and office operations in Taft, Makati and Ortigas extension campuses are suspended. De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde also announced the same information to its students and employees.
St. Paul University in Manila also suspended classes.
New Era University announced suspensions in pre-school, elementary, and high school classes. It had no announcements for college. University of the East said classes from preschool to high school in Manila and Caloocan are suspended.
Tropical storm 'Gener' continued to strengthen Sunday afternoon, posing 'intense danger' to extreme Northern Luzon. PAGASA issued a green warning signal at 3:10 a.m. over Metro Manila, where moderate to heavy rains have been pouring the past hour and most likely to continue for the next 3 hours.
PAGASA said "Gener" is expected to be 230 kilometers northeast of Aparri, Cagayan by Monday morning and 210 kilometers north northeast of Basco, Batanes by Tuesday morning.
Following is the list of local government units in the National Capital Region and surrounding regions that have declared class suspensions:
LAGUNA (All Levels)
RIZAL (Pre-school to High School, Private and Public Schools)
Other tertiary schools that have suspended classes are: