Class suspensions – August 9, 2012

BREAKING NEWS, 10pm – The Office of the President has released Memorandum Circular 34 (s. 2012) which says:

Upon the recommendation of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and in view of the continuing inclement weather brought about by southwest monsoon (habagat), classes in all levels in the National Capital Region, provinces of Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite and Rizal will be suspended tomorrow, 09 August 2012.”

Due to the continued heavy rains experienced in Metro Manila and much of Luzon, a number of areas and educational institutions have already announced the suspension of classes for tomorrow, August 9, 2012. Please keep in mind that this post is being updates as soon as information becomes available:


Caloocan City (all levels)

Las Pinas City (no announcement yet)

Makati City (all levels)

Malabon City (all levels)

Mandaluyong City (all levels)

Manila (all levels)

Marikina City (preschool to high school, until August 10)

Muntinlupa City (all levels)

Navotas City (all levels)

Paranaque City (all levels)

Pasay City (all levels)

Pasig City (all levels)

Pateros (all levels)

Quezon City (all levels, until August 10, Friday)

San Juan (all levels)

Taguig City (all levels, including offices)

Valenzuela (preschool to high school)


Cavite – Governor @jonvicremulla: “Announcements regarding class suspension will be made at 10pm. Thanks.”

Batangas – Classes will resume tomorrow, except for daycare

Laguna (preschool to high school)

Bacoor, Cavite (preschool to high school)

Pampanga (all levels)

Bocaue, Bulacan (all levels)

Bustos, Bulacan (preschool to high school)

Calumpit, Bulacan (all levels)

Hagonoy, Bulacan (all levels)

Malolos, Bulacan (all levels, until August 10, Friday)

Paombong, Bulacan (all levels)

San Jose del Monte, Bulacan (all levels)

Antipolo City (all levels)

Binangonan, Rizal (all levels)

Taytay, Rizal (all levels)

San Mateo, Rizal (preschool to high school)

Olongapo City


Adamson University

Arellano University (all campuses)

Ateneo de Manila University (including offices)

Centro Escolar University (all campuses)

Claret School of Quezon City (until August 10, Friday)

Colegio de San Juan Letran (all levels)

De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde

De La Salle University (until August 10, Friday)

Far Eastern University (all campuses)

FEATI University (classes, work)

La Consolacion University (Malolos)

Mapua Institute of Technology (Manila and Makati)

Miriam College (all levels)

Philippine women’s University (Manila and Quezon City)

Polytechnic University of the Philippines (all campuses)

San Beda College (Manila and Rizal)

St. Paul University (Quezon City)

St. Scholastica’s College

University of Asia and the Pacific

University of the East (Manila and Caloocan)

University of the East – Ramon Magsaysay (UERM)

University of Santo Tomas

University of the Philippines – Diliman (until Friday, August 10)

University of the Philippines – Manila (suspended until further notice)

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela (PLV)

Valenzuela City Polytechnic College (ValPoly)

Xavier School (until August 10, Friday)


Earlier today, the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education issued a statement denying rumors that classes will be suspended until Friday, August 10 2012. It looks like they spoke too soon.

MERALCO has also denied rumors circulating via SMS (this writer is one of the recipients) that a Luzon-wide brownout will be happening soon. Fear-mongering at this time is certainly not appreciated.

PS: According to MMDA, the number coding scheme will not be enforced tomorrow. Makati City followed suit.

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31 Comments on Class suspensions – August 9, 2012

  1. thanx to the management and staff ( including the guards at the parking area) of sm city marikina for their public service they didn’t ask the car owners to pay a single centavo for the 3 days parking. thanx god bless you all

  2. buti pa sm marikina ganyan ginawa nila yung sta. lucia at robinsons east P1,000 singiil per overnight. nasalanta ka na nga pinagsantalhan ka pa toooo bad

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