Palace suspends classes Thursday in NCR, 9 provinces
MALACANANG has suspended classes on all levels up to post graduate in the National Capital Region and nine provinces.
Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. on Wednesday night issued Memorandum Circular No.34 suspending classes on Thursday, August 9, in all levels in many parts of Luzon.
The circular suspends classes up to the post-graduate level in the National Capital Region and in the provinces of Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal.
The provincial governments of Batangas, Bataan,Cavite, Laguna, Pampanga, and Pangasinan had earlier announced the suspension of classes as residents and rescuers struggled to help people stranded by floods caused by non-stop rains. Meanwhile, classes are suspended in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija.
Classes in Quezon City, Manila, Marikina, and Pasay are meanwhile suspended until Friday, authorities said.
Places under the state of calamity are the following: Caloocan, Manila, Malabon, Marikina, Pasig, Pateros, San Juan City; Bulacan, Bataan, Pampanga.