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No classes, gov’t work in Metro Manila, other areas
Malacañang has ordered the suspension of college classes and work in government offices in Metro Manila and other areas Tuesday because of heavy rains and floods.
The other areas covered by Memorandum Circular No. 33, series of 2012 that was signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr. are Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal.
Ochoa, in the memorandum said decision to suspend classes and work was based on a recommendation made by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) amid the heavy rains being experienced in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.
“However, those agencies whose functions involve the delivery of basic and health services, preparedness/response to disasters and calamities, and/or the performance of other vital public services shall continue with their operations and render the necessary services,” the order said.