Typhoon “Maring” strikes, class suspension still ongoing.

by Carol Ranas
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We had been experiencing the non-stop rainfall brought by Tropical storm “Maring” since Sunday, August, 18 which prompted PAG-ASA to extend the rain alert from “orange” to “red”.

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Due to inclement weather caused by Typhoon “Maring”, classes on all levels were suspended on Monday, August 19. Work was also suspended on government offices as well as some private sectors on Metro Manila.
The effect of the continuous rainfall had been felt around Metro Manila due to strong flooding, including other nearby provinces like Cavite, Laguna, and others more. Laguna and Cavite was both declared in the “state of calamity” because of incessant rains and heavy flooding.
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The red rain alert had prompted to some dams in the metro to be opened. La Mesa Dam was opened because it was nearing spilling level. Rivers overflowing in Rosario, Cavite which resulted in the evacuation of several residents in the area for their safety. Evacuation was also instilled as well in Marikina and Taguig. Malabon residents are also requested to evacuate due to Tullahan river overflowing. 
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Due to the effects of Tropical Storm Maring and the enhanced southwest monsoon, classes in certain areas have been suspended for August 20, 2013.
This list was last updated on 8:19 p.m., August 19, 2013 via gov.ph. For real-time updates from the media and different organizations, please track the #walangpasok hashtag on Twitter.

Metro Manila

Las Piñas City (all levels)
Mandaluyong City (preschool to high school)
Manila City (all levels)
Muntinlupa City (all levels)
Pasay City (preschool to high school)
Parañaque City (all levels)
Pateros City (all levels)
San Juan City (all levels)
Taguig City (all levels)
Valenzuela City (preschool to high school)

By Province 

Province of Bataan (all levels)
Province of Cavite (all levels)
Province of Laguna (all levels)
Province of Pangasinan (preschool to high school)
Hagonoy, Bulacan (preschool to high school)
Malolos, Bulacan (preschool to high school)
Meycauayan, Bulacan (all levels)
Obando, Bulacan (all levels)
Dagupan, Pangasinan (all levels)
Angono, Rizal (preschool to high school)

School Specific 

De La Salle University – Dasmariñas (all levels and office operations)
De La Salle University – Taft and STC Campuses (all levels and office operations)
Far Eastern University – Manila; FEU East Asia College; and FEU Makati (all levels and office operations)
Mapúa Institute of Technology (all levels)
Perpetual Help – College of Manila (all levels)
Philippine Women’s University – PWU Taft, PWU HS, JASMS INDIANA, JASMS QC (all levels and office operations)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Bataan (all levels)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Parañaque (all levels)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Maragondon (all levels)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines – San Pedro, Laguna (all levels)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sta. Mesa, Manila (all levels)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sta. Rosa, Laguna (all levels)
Saint Francis of Assisi College (all levels, all campuses)
San Pedro College of Business Administration (all levels)
San Sebastian College – Recoletos, Manila (all levels and office operations)
University of Perpetual Help – Biñan Campus (all levels)
Lyceum of the Philippines University – Cavite (all levels)
Lyceum of the Philippines University – Manila (all levels)
Xavier School Nuvali (all levels)

Here’s a compilation of numbers that maybe useful, specially in this time of calamity.

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Let’s all hope and pray for the weather to get better and for the safety of our fellow Filipinos.

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