After being inundated by heavy rain and floods, Navotas, Valenzuela and Malabon Cities suspended Thursday classes in their jurisdictions.
Navotas City said Thursday's suspension applies to all school levels, while the suspension by Valenzuela and Malabon Cities applies up to the high school level.
"Sinuspend natin ang klase, all levels, hanggang kolehiyo," said Navotas Mayor John Rey Tiangco during a late Wednesday interview on dzBB radio.
Tiangco said almost all villages in the city had been affected by the floods brought by Wednesday’s heavy rain.
He added that forecasts projected more rainy weather on Thursday.
Furthermore, some schools are currently being used as evacuation centers.
Earlier, dzBB reported that Navotas City was placed under a state of calamity in the wake of the floods caused by the monsoon’s heavy rains further enhanced by typhoon “Gener.”
Wednesday afternoon, Tiangco said floodwaters had started to slowly subside. Some evacuated families are returning to their homes.
Meanwhile, dzBB's Roland Bola quoted Malabon City public information office head Bong Padua as saying classes up to the high school level in Dampalit and Panghulo villages will be suspended.
In Valenzuela City, a public advisory on the city's Twitter and Facebook accounts said classes in 17 schools are suspended Thursday. These include (https://twitter.com/valenzuelacity/status/230644992643854337):
Rincon Elementary School 2.
Pasolo Elementary School 3.
Isla Elementary School 4.
Tagalag Elementary School 5.
Coloong Elementary School 6.
Pio Valenzuela Elementary School 7.
Wawangpulo Elementary School 8.
A. Deato Elementary School 9.
P.R. San Diego Elementary School 10. Caruhatan West Elementary School 11. A. Fernando Elementary School 12. Polo National High School 13. Karuhatan National High School 14. Arkong Bato National High School 15. Dalandanan National High School 16. Nuestra Senora De Guia Academy 17. San Diego Parochial School