MANILA — Classes are still suspended in some areas in Luzon and Visayas on Wednesday due to the inclement weather caused by the southwest monsoon enhanced by tropical storm Son-Tinh (formerly Henry) and the low pressure area.
In Metro Manila, classes in all levels in public and private schools were suspended in the cities of Parañaque, Makati, Valenzuela, Marikina, Navotas, Pasig, Las Piñas, Manila, Mandaluyong, Pateros, Muntinlupa, Malabon, Caloocan, San Juan, Pasay, Taguig, Pateros and Quezon.
In Calabarzon region, classes in all levels in public and private schools were suspended in the whole province of Cavite, Laguna and Rizal. Only some areas in Batangas, such as Balayan, Calatagan, Lemery, Lipa, Nasugbu, and Tanauan have announced class suspensions.
In Bataan and Bulacan in Central Luzon, classes in all levels in both public and private were also suspended, as well as in some areas of Pampanga such as Apalit, Floridablanca, Guagua, Mabalacat, Macabebe, Magalang, Masantol, Porac, San Fernando, San Simon, Sasmuan; and in the provinces of Zambales and Bamban, Tarlac
In Mimaropa region, local governments in Abra de Ilog and Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro have announced class suspension in all levels in both public and private schools.
Classes in all levels in both public and private were also suspended in the Ilocos region, particularly in Alaminos and Bani, Pangasinan. In Dagupan City, classes were suspended from preschool to senior high school only in public and private schools. Light to moderate with occasional heavy rains would affect Metro Manila, and the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol and the Visayas.
As of 8 a.m., the state weather bureau issued an orange rainfall warning over Metro Manila and the provinces of Rizal, Bataan, and Zambales, which means that flooding in these areas is threatening. Yellow rainfall warning was raised over Pampanga, Tarlac, Bulacan, Cavite, Nueva Ecija and Northern Quezon.
Light to moderate with occasional heavy rains are also affecting Laguna, Batangas, Tarlac, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija and Quezon, which may persist within three hours. Ma. Teresa Montemayor/PNA-northboundasia.com