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#WalangPasok: Suspension of Classes Announced for Tomorrow, July 17, Due to Bad Weather

The suspension of classes for July 17 is in preparation for Tropical Depression Falcon

  • Tropical depression Falcon has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility and has turned into a tropical storm with the past few hours
  • Heavy rain will be expected in the next few days
  • Suspension of classes for July 17 has been announced for certain areas in Luzon and Metro Manila

Manila, Philippines – The country has been experiencing strong rainfall for the past few days, and from the latest weather report, there is an incoming tropical depression, named “Falcon,” that is just within the Philippine Area of Responsibility. What had happened as well is that “Falcon” has intensified and is now classified as a tropical storm, moving at 30 km/h, and has winds that can go up to 65 km/h.

Walang pasok July 17
“Falcon” has now become a tropical storm and is expected to bring heavy rainfall in Luzon and parts of Metro Manila.

From a news report by Rappler, Signal No. 2 is declared in the following areas:

  • northern part of Cagayan
  • Babuyan Group of Islands

Signal No. 1 is then declared for the following:

  • the rest of Cagayan
  • northern section of Ilocos Norte
  • northern section of Abra
  • Apayao
  • Kalinga
  • Isabela
  • Batanes
  • eastern section of Mountain Province
  • eastern section of Ifugao

The southwest monsoon is also strengthened by the storm, which in turn will cause heavier rainfall for the next couple of days.

Because of this, the suspension of classes for the affected areas have been announced already:

  • Metro Manila:
    • Quezon City (all levels, public and private)
    • Pasig City (all levels, public and private)
    • Mandaluyong City (all levels, public and private)
    • Parañaque City (all levels, public and private)
  • Calabarzon
    • Cavite (all levels, public and private)
    • Rizal (all levels, public and private)
  • Central Luzon
    • Pampanga (Angeles City, preschool to SHS, public and private)
    • Nueva Ecija (San Jose, preschool to elementary level, public and private)
  • CAR
    • Abra (all levels, public and private)
    • Kalinga (Tabuk City, preschool, public and private)
    • Apayao (all levels, public and private)
  • La Union
    • Bacnotan (preschool to SHS, public and private)
  • Pangasinan
    • Bautista (preschool to SHS, public and private)
    • Calasiao (preschool to SHS, public and private)
    • Dagupan City (preschool to SHS, public and private)
    • Infanta (preschool to SHS, public and private)
    • Lingayen (preschool to SHS, public and private)
    • Manaoag (all levels, public and private)
    • Mangaldan (all levels, public and private)
  • Iloilo
    • Iloilo City (preschool to SHS, public and private)

The suspension of classes is announced so that students would be protected from the heavy rain and possible floods that they may encounter.

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