(UPDATE, 12:30 PM:) President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the suspension of classes in all levels for public schools in Metro Manila as well as work in all government offices, except those involved in disaster and relief operations.
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As of 4AM, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) projected that Typhoon Butchoy is about 225 kilometers north-northwest of Itbayat, Batanes. It has maximum sustained winds of 195 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 230 kph.
Even as it moves away from the Philippine area of responsibility, typhoon “Butchoy” continues to enhance southwest monsoon or habagat which in turn is causing torrential heavy rains to different areas in Luzon. This prompted certain local government units have announced the suspension of classes in their respective constituencies for today, July 8.
This list will be updated as soon as we get new information.
*Las Pinas City
UP TO HIGH SCHOOL
*San Mateo, Rizal
UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES WITH CLASS SUSPENSIONS
Colegio de San Juan Letran
De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde
De La Salle University (Taft and Makati campuses)
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela
Saint Paul University – Manila
San Sebastian College – Recolletos
Trinity University of Asia
University of the Philippines Diliman
University of Santo Tomas
Valenzuela City Polytechnic College
*A reminder to college students: If it is extremely difficult for you to come to class because of heavy rains or flash floods in your respective area, keep in mind Memorandum #15 (series of 2012) of the Commission on Higher Education.
It states: “Students who are unable to report to class or participate in scheduled activities such as exams due to inclement weather shall be given consideration and be allowed to make up for the missed class or activity.”