There will be no classes on Thursday, July 13th. #WalangPasok Update

On Thursday, July 13th, many areas in the Philippines announced a suspension of classes due to weather conditions and other reasons. #WalangPasok is a hashtag that means “No Classes” On social media, Filipino was trending as students and their parents eagerly anticipated updates about whether they’d have a school day off.

Metro Manila declared a suspension of classes in many cities, such as Manila, Quezon City Makati, Pasig, and Pasig. It was caused by heavy rains from the southwest monsoon (habagat), which led to flooding in low lying areas. The suspensions were made to protect students from accidents and difficulties with transportation. The suspensions of classes were also announced in other provinces, such as Bulacan Pampanga and Cavite where there was heavy rainfall. #WalangPasok was a way for netizens and students to communicate information about the suspensions.

MANILA — Classes have been suspended in all levels, both for private and public schools, in Taguig City on Thursday due to a heavy rainfall warning from PAGASA.

A low-pressure system and southwest monsoon (habagat) caused the state weather bureau to issue a yellow warning at 2:15 PM on Thursday.

“The weather bureau said moderate to heavy rainfall is likely to continue in the next 2-3 hours and warned of possible flooding in flood-prone areas,” The Taguig City Government said in a Facebook post.

This story is developing. This article is updated as more districts declare suspensions.

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