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After getting flak, QC suspends classes in all levels in all schools July 28

/ 10:36 PM July 27, 2017
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Boys frolic on a flooded Letre road in Malabon on July 27, 2017. (PHOTO BY GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE / INQUIRER) 

MANILA —  The Quezon City government has suspended classes in all levels both in public and private schools, that were scheduled for Friday (July 28).

In a text message to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte said the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has decided to suspend school in light of “threats to public safety” brought by Tropical Storm “Gorio.”

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The message cited the weather bulletin of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) released at 5 p.m. Thursday. The forecast said the storm’s movement to the north would enhance the southwest monsoon, bringing moderate to heavy rains, as well as thunderstorms, in Metro Manila.

As of 8 pm, the water levels of the San Mateo River and the San Juan River both reached critical condition and nearing alarm level, it added.

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Meanwhile, both Tullahan and San Juan rivers may overflow with continuous rainfall.

Belmonte, who is in charge since Mayor Herbert Bautista is currently overseas, drew flak from QC residents after her late decision to suspend classes on Thursday.

The vice mayor had then cited an earlier PAGASA bulletin that predicted light to moderate rain all over the metro. She later decided to call off school around 11 a.m.  SFM

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