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.
A low pressure area has caused continuous rains in Metro Manila since Wednesday.
The US State Department renewed its warning about the risks of travel to the Philippines, in particular to the Sulu archipelago, certain regions and cities of Mindanao and the southern Sulu Sea area. In an update on Wednesday of a travel warning it issued Nov. 20, 2014, the State Department said US citizens should continue to defer non-essential travel to the Sulu archipelago due to the high threat of kidnapping of international travelers and violence linked to insurgency and terrorism there. …