Suspension of classes June 13, 2013 due to heavy rains, flooding | #WalangPasok

    Manila, Philippines - Classes in the University Belt in Manila and other cities has been suspended Thursday afternoon, June 13, 2013 due to heavy rains that caused knee-deep flooding.

    Heavy flooding Taft Avenue Manila June 13, 2013

    Department of Education (DepEd) advised netizens to use #walangpasok hashtag on the popular microblogging site Twitter for the announcement of class suspensions.

    Effective 3:00 pm, Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim suspended classes in all public schools, both elementary and high school.

    Here's the list of colleges and universities that have suspended classes:

    1. Adamson University
    2. De La Salle - College of St. Benilde
    3. De La Salle University - Manila
    4. Far Eastern University – Manila
    5. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM)
    6. Philippine Women's University
    7. San Beda College
    8. San Sebastian College
    9. St. Paul University - Quezon City
    10. Universidad de Manila
    11. University of the East - Manila
    12. University of Santo Tomas (UST)
    13. University of the Philippines Manila

    PAGASA said that the situation is triggered by enhanced southwest monsoon (Habagat).

    As of 5pm bulletin, the weather bureau said that Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Central Luzon, MIMAROPA and the provinces of Cavite and Batangas will experience cloudy skies with moderate to ocassionally heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. The rest of the country will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.
    Espana Boulevard and Taft Avenue area were flooded with ankle- to knee-deep waters due to continuous heavy rains, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported on Thursday.
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