Classes suspended in Malabon, Valenzuela schoolsPhilippine Daily Inquirer
Two cities in northern Metro Manila announced a suspension of classes after the heavy rains brought about by Tropical Depression “Ferdie” caused flooding in some areas on Monday.
In Malabon, classes from pre-school to high school in both public and private schools were suspended by the local government because of ankle- to thigh-deep waters in some areas of the city.
Bong Padua, chief public information officer, said Acting Mayor Antolin Oreta III made the decision also in anticipation of the high tide scheduled at 10 a.m.
As of 6:10 a.m., floodwaters on Rivera Street in Barangay Tinajeros and on Adante Street in Barangay Tanong reached 16 inches, according to a report from the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office.
On Panghulo Road corner Bautista Street in Barangay Panghulo, the water level reached 20 inches.
In Valenzuela, Ahna Mejia, city public information officer, saidpreschool and high school classes were suspended because of flooding.
Floodwaters on MH Del Pilar Street in Barangay Bisig reached 10 to 12 inches, according to Arianne del Rosario of Valenzuela City Rescue.
No university in the city had announced a suspension of classes as of press time, Mejia said. Kristine Felisse Mangunay