#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for July 8 2015; Typhoon Falcon updates

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Typhoon Falcon (international code name Chan-hom) entered the Philippine area of responsibility Tuesday night

(UPDATED, 4:30 PM)

Despite the exit of tropical storm “Egay” from the country, parts of Luzon continues to experience torrential rains due to the southwest monsoon or “habagat.”

As of Tuesday night, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) raised the yellow rainfall alert in Metro Manila and nearby provinces including Bataan, Batangas, Cavite, and Rizal. It means those areas received 7.5 to 25 mm. of rainfall for a period of three hours.

Because of the persistent inclement weather, several local government units have announced the suspension of classes in their respective communities for tomoday, July 8.


  • Quezon City
  • Pateros
  • Marikina City
  • Makati City
  • Pasay City
  • Manila City
  • Mandaluyong City
  • Paranaque City
  • Pasig City
  • Malabon City
  • Valenzuela City
  • Makati City
  • Navotas City (afternoon classes)
  • San Juan City (afternoon classes)
  • Limay, Bataan
  • Mariveles, Bataan
  • Orani, Bataan
  • Balanga, Bataan
  • Taguig City (all levels for night classes)
  • Rizal province (afternoon classes)
  • Cavite
  • Laguna
  • Sta. Maria, Bulacan
  • San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan
  • Marilao, Bulacan
  • Hagonoy, Bulacan
  • Meycauayan, Bulacan


Dagupan, Pangasinan

Caloocan City

Muntinlupa City


Isabela, Basilan (special non-working holiday)

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Typhoon Falcon (international code name Chan-hom) entered the Philippine area of responsibility Tuesday night

Also tonight, typhoon Chan-hom officially entered the Philippine area of responsibility from the West Pacific Ocean. It now bears the local name “Falcon.” It is estimated to have maximum sustained winds of 130 kph and gustiness of up to 160 kph. The eye of the storm is estimated to be 1,400 kilometers away from Aparri, Cagayan. It is moving west-northwest at a speed of 20 kph.

Based on the projections of PAGASA, “Falcon” will not hit any part of the Philippines since it is more likely to proceed to Taiwan and Okinawa, Japan instead. Nevertheless, weatherman Robert Speta speculated that “Falcon” has the potential to trigger flash floods in Central Luzon and Metro Manila similar to what tropical storm “Mario” did last year.

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Mark Madrona is a prize-winning blogger, online journalist, and educator from the Philippines. Previously a book editor, he is now teaching communication subjects for two public universities in Manila. His blog The Filipino Scribe won 3rd place in a blog competition organized by the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP). In 2015, it was one of the finalists in the 2015 Lasallian Scholarum Awards for Best Online Feature Article in Youth and Education. He also won the Best Blog Award during the 2011 Population and Development Media Awards, the youngest recipient of that recognition. Know more about him here: http://www.filipinoscribe.com/about/.

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