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Manila, Philippines- Due to continuous flooding and heavy rains as a result of Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) enhanced by Typhoon 'Maring' (Trami), several local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila and parts of Luzon still declare today class suspensions for tomorrow, Tuesday August 20, 2013.

Typhoon Maring brings non-stop rains over Metro Manila, Luzon
August 19, 2013: Typhoon 'Maring' and Habagat bring non-stop rains over Metro Manila, Luzon.

Read:  Bagyong “MARING” has intensified as it remained almost stationary

Announcement of LGUs done thru social media particularly on micro-blogging site Twitter and networking site Facebook. Make sure to refresh this page to check if #NOCLASSES (#WalangPasok) for tomorrow has been announced.

In the official Twitter page of Muntinlupa City, Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime R. Fresnedi still declares no classes tomorrow, Aug. 20, 2013. All levels public & private school. #walangpasok"


Edwin Olivarez, the new city mayor of Parañaque announced via Facebook post that classes in ALL LEVELS in Paranaque City are still SUSPENDED tomorrow, Aug.20,2013 due to the damage brought about by typhoon Maring. On the other hand, all Paranaque government employees are expected to return to work tomorrow.

President Joseph Estrada, Manila Mayor made announcement thru his Twitter post, @PresidentErap: All levels of classes suspended, but not work.


Department of Education (DepEd) said that according to rules, LGU officials are the authority to declare suspension of classes. Students are advised to closely monitor updates using #walangpasok hashtag on Twitter.

Here is the updated list of class suspension for Tuesday, August 20, 2013:

Class Suspension Announcement from LGUs- Metro Manila:

Las Piñas (Classes in all levels)
Mandaluyong City (Classes from preschool to highschool)
Manila (Classes in all levels)
Muntinlupa City (Classes in all levels)
Parañaque City (Classes in all levels)
Pasay City (Classes from preschool to highschool)
Pateros (Classes in all levels)
San Juan City (Classes in all levels)
Taguig City (Classes in all levels)
Valenzuela City ( Classes from pre-school to high school)
Makati City (Classes in all levels)
Caloocan ( Classes from pre-school to high school)
Marikina (Classes from pre-school to high school)
Malabon (Classes in all levels)
Quezon City (Classes in all levels)


Class Suspension Announcement from LGUs - Outside Metro Manila:

Bataan (Classes in all levels)
Cavite (Classes in all levels)
Dagupan (Classes in all levels)
Laguna (Classes in all levels)
Pangasinan (Classes from pre-school to highschool, accdg. to PIO Butch Velasco)
Hagonoy, Bulacan (Classes from preschool to high school)
Malolos, Bulacan (Classes from preschool to high school)
Meycauayan, Bulacan (Classes in all levels)
Obando, Bulacan (Classes in all levels)
Dagupan, Pangasinan (Classes in all levels)
Angono, Rizal (Classes from preschool to high school)
San Mateo, Rizal (Classes from pre-school to elementary)
Angeles, Pampanga ( Classes from pre-school to high school)
Rodriguez, Rizal (Classes in all levels)


Class Suspension Announcement from Schools:

De La Salle University – Dasmariñas (all levels and office operations)
De La Salle University – Taft and STC Campuses (all levels and office operations)
Far Eastern University – Manila; FEU East Asia College; and FEU Makati (all levels and office operations)
Mapúa Institute of Technology -Makati (all levels)
Mapúa Institute of Technology -Makati (all levels)
Perpetual Help – College of Manila (all levels)
Philippine Women’s University – PWU Taft, PWU HS, JASMS INDIANA, JASMS QC (all levels and office operations)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Bataan (all levels)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Parañaque (all levels)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Maragondon (all levels)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines – San Pedro, Laguna (all levels)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sta. Mesa, Manila (all levels)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sta. Rosa, Laguna (all levels)
Saint Francis of Assisi College (all levels, all campuses)
San Pedro College of Business Administration (all levels)
San Sebastian College – Recoletos, Manila (all levels and office operations)
University of Perpetual Help – Biñan Campus (all levels)
Lyceum of the Philippines University – Cavite (all levels)
Lyceum of the Philippines University – Manila (all levels)
Xavier School Nuvali (all levels)
University of the Philippines - Los Banos - (all levels)
University of the East-Caloocan (all levels)
University of the East-Manila (all levels)
Saint Paul University -Manila
Saint Paul University -Manila
La Verdad Christian College, Caloocan
Letran Manila (all levels)

Typhoon Maring Update:

As of 4:00 pm today, Tropical Storm “MARING (TRAMI) was estimated based on all available data at 580 km East of Itbayat, Batanes (20.0ºN, 128.1ºE) with maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is forecast to move East at 7 kph.

Metro manila, Ilocos region, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, Panay Island and the provinces of Benguet, and Occidental Mindoro will experience monsoon rains which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. Zamboanga peninsula, Northern Mindanao, the rest of Luzon and Visayas will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Southwest will prevail throughout the archipelago and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough.


For August 19, 2013:

Upon the recommendation of PAGASA, the Executive Secretary, Edwin Lacierda today had ordered the suspension of classes in ALL levels over Pangasinan, Benguet, Bataan, Zambales, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Occidental Mindoro and Metro Manila.

Likewise, the Executive Secretary has also ordered the suspension of work in the Government Offices in Metro Manila except those involved in disaster risk reduction and management.


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