Classes in some schools in Luzon suspended

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Monday, July 23, 2012

MANILA -- Schools in some low-lying areas in the metropolis and nearby provinces have suspended classes Monday due to flooding caused by days of heavy rain.

There are no classes in the elementary and high school levels, both public and private, in the following areas: Malabon and Valenzuela in Metro Manila; Candaba and Mexico in Pampanga; Hagonoy and Baliuag in Bulacan; and San Pablo in Laguna.

The University of Santo Tomas in Manila and Miriam College have suspended classes in all levels, while Ateneo de Manila University also suspended classes in the elementary and high school levels only.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said on Monday that a new low pressure area (LPA) spotted east of Mindanao and the southwest monsoon will continue to bring rains over Luzon and Visayas.

Pagasa said the LPA has chance to become a tropical depression in the coming days. If that happens and once it enters the Philippine territory, the weather bureau said it will be named “Gener,” the seventh weather disturbance to enter the country this year.

Meanwhile, classes in 29 schools near Batasan Pambansa in Quezon City have also been suspended due to heavy traffic expected in the area brought by President Benigno Aquino III's State of the Nation Address. (PNA/Sunnex)

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