The Department of Education has announced that classes are suspended from the primary to high school levels in the National Capital Region, television and radio reports quoting officials said early Thursday.
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Classes in the same levels were also suspended in Batangas City and Bauan, Batangas, radio dzMM reported.
The education department said the continuous rains since Wednesday have prompted them to make this decision.
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