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Manila suspends classes, gives free rides amid rains, floods

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The Manila City government on Thursday suspended classes in all levels amid enhanced monsoon rains and reported flooding.

In a Viber message, the Manila Public Information Office (PIO) announced the suspension around 5 a.m. after flooding was reported in
several areas.

“As recommended by the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) and the Manila Police District, classes are suspended today, August 3, 2023, for all levels, public and private, face to face and online,” the Manila PIO said.

Likewise, it assured transportation aid to affected commuters in the city.

“Libreng sakay (free rides) operations have been activated as well since 4 a.m.,” the Manila PIO added.

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As of 8:26 a.m., the Manila DRRMO reported above gutter-deep flooding in areas along UN Avenue Station southbound and Taft NBI Parking/Exit.

Gutter-deep floods were also monitored from Padre Faura to UN Avenue Station.

According to the Manila Project’s localized 24-hour weather forecast, cloudy skies with moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms are
expected in the city due to the enhanced southwest monsoon.

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