(UPDATED, 8:00 PM)

A huge part of Luzon and even Western Visayas will continue experiencing torrential heavy rains because of the southwest monsoon (“habagat”), which is being intensified further by typhoon “Falcon” (international name “Chan-hom”).

As a result, various local government units have announced class suspensions for tomorrow, July 9. This post will be updated as soon as new information becomes available:


  • Cavite
  • Muntinlupa City
  • Pateros
  • Valenzuela City
  • Mandaluyong City
  • Navotas City
  • Makati City
  • Paranaque City
  • Marikina City
  • Malabon City
  • Las Pinas City
  • San Juan City
  • Pasig City
  • Malabon City
  • Taguig City
  • Quezon City
  • Caloocan City
  • City of Manila
  • Cainta, Rizal
  • San Mateo, Rizal


  • Pangasinan
class suspensions july 9 2015
Classes in various areas is likely to remain suspended for July 9 2015 (Photo credits: PAGASA Facebook page)

In its 5:00 PM weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration reported that the eye of “Falcon” is located about 1,065 km East of Basco, Batanes (20.6°N, 132.2°E). It has maximum sustained winds of 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph. It is forecast to moving west northwest at a speed of 20 kph.

The weather bureau warned that monsoon rains may trigger flash floods and landslides in the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera, Central Luzon, Metro Manila, as well as regions IV-A (CALABARZON) and B (MIMAROPA). “Occasional rains are expected on Western and Central Visayas. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of the country,” PAGASA added.

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