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DepEd suspends classes in some NCR schools due to floods

DepEd suspends classes in some NCR schools due to floods. Students of Araullo High School wade in knee-deep flood along Taft Avenue in Manila after an hour of heavy downpour on Thursday, June 13. Some classes in elementary and high school levels have been suspended by the DepEd due to flooded Metro Manila streets. Danny Pata

Classes Friday at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila are suspended, the university’s Office of the Secretary General said in an advisory, which the school’s official student publication tweeted late Thursday.

Earlier, monsoon rain-induced flooding in and around UST’s campus prompted school authoririties to suspend classes Thursday afternoon.

The monsoon flooding stranded some students and staff in the campus. The Varsitarian reported that school authorities provided “free food to stranded Thomasians.”

The suspension directive covers office work and classes from high school to post-graduate levels, the Varsitarian reported the Office of the Secretary General as having advised the campus community.

Fr. Winston F. Cabading, O.P. is the UST Secretary-General. 

Meanwhie, classes about two street blocks away at the Far Eastern University in Morayta, Manila will resume Friday, according to an advisory sent out 10:56 p.m. via the university’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts. 

 — ELR, GMA News

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