WALANG PASOK | Classes suspended in Metro Manila, 11 provinces at all levels for August 19
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MANILA – (UPDATE 15, 19 Aug., 6:37 a.m.) Classes at all levels in Metro Manila and 11 other provinces have been suspended due to heavy rains and floods, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Monday.
In a radio interview, NDRRMC spokesman Rey Balido said the same is true for the provinces of Bataan, Batangas, Benguet, Cavite, Laguna, Occidental Mindoro, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Rizal, Tarlac, and Zambales.
Earlier, the following schools in Metro Manila and Bulacan announced suspension of classes:
* Aguinaldo International School in Ermita, Manila - all levels.
* Arellano University, main campus - all levels, accordong to News5AKSYON.
* Ateneo Professional Schools in Makati City and Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health in Pasig City - suspended classes and offices, according to Ateneo de Manila University's official Twitter account.
* La Consolacion University of the Philippines in Malolos, Bulacan.
* La Salle Greenhills - according to its student council's Twitter account.
* Letran College - all levels.
* Lyceum University of the Philippines - all levels.
* Polytechnic University of the Philippines-San Juan campus - according to the PUP Twitter account.
* San Sebastian College, College of Law and Graduate School - according to @SSCROfficial.
* St. Scholastica's College-Manila - all levels, said Philstar.com.
* University of Caloocan
* University of Sto. Tomas - all levels and offices, according to Inquirer.net.
These towns and cities in the metropolis:
* Antipolo - up to high school, according to GMA News.
* Cainta - all levels, according to Mayor Kit Nieto.
* Caloocan City - all levels.
* Las Pinas City - elementary and high school, according to News5AKSYON.
* Makati City - all levels, according to Mayor Junjun Binay.
* Malabon - all levels, according to News5AKSYON.
* Mandaluyong City - all levels, according to Mayor Benhur Abalos on dzMM.
* Manila - all levels, from preschool to college, according to Mayor Joseph Estrada.
* Marikina City - all levels, according to Mayor Del De Guzman.
* Muntinlupa City - elementary and high school, according to Radyo Inquirer.
* Paranaque City - all levels, according to News5.
* Pasay City - all levels, according to dzMM.
* Pasig City - all levels, according to Mayor Maribel Eusebio.
* Pateros - all levels, according to Mayor Joey Medina.
* San Juan City - all levels, according to Mayor Guia Gomez.
* San Mateo - all elementary and high school classes, according to dzMM.
* Taguig City - all elementary and high school classes, according to Radyo Inquirer.
* Taytay - all levels, according to Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office.
* Valenzuela City - all preschools, all schools up to high school according to Mayor Rex Gatchalian.
* Rodriguez, Rizal - All levels, according to News5AKSYON.
Outside Metro Manila:
* Baguio City - kinder and grade school, according to Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Sun.Star Baguio's Twitter account.
* Bataan Province - all levels, according to Gov. Abet Garcia.
* Batangas - pre-school and grade school, according to Vice-Governor Mark Leviste.
* Benguet - all levels, according to News5.
* Bocaue, Malolos and Hagonoy, all in Bulacan - up to high school.
* Cavite City - pre-school to high school, according to Mayor Bernardo Paredes.
* Cavite Province - pre-school to high school, according to Governor Jonvic Remulla.
* Laguna Province - all levels, according to Gov. ER Ejercito
* Marilao, Bulacan - all levels.
* Obando, Bulacan - all levels, according to Mayor Edwin Santos.
* Rosario, Cavite - all levels, according to Philstar.com.
* All courts in Metro Manila - according to the Supreme Court's official public information Twitter account.
However, according to Major Reynaldo Balido Jr., spokesman of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation Center, classes up to elementary levels are suspended all over Metro Manila and 13 provinces.
Class suspensions in high school and tertiary will be subject, he told DZMM, to the discretion of local government units or school administrations in these provinces: Ilocos Sur and Norte, Pangasinan, La Union, Benguet, Bataan, Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro Occ.
Earlier Sunday, the state-run weather bureau issued a warning against floods in low-lying areas in Metro Manila as tropical storm Maring and the southwest monsoon together bring rains in Luzon.
Also, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration announced that three dams in Northern Luzon -- Magat, Binga, and Ambuklao -- have started releasing excess water to keep the pressure on the dam walls steady.
InterAksyon.com will continually update this article for announcements from schools and mayors.