Rains still batter Metro Manila even if Tropical Storm Maring/Trami have already left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services and Administration (PAGASA), this is caused by a southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Maring.

In an update posted today at 1:30 P.M., the weather bureau stated that "moderate to heavy rains" will continue to affect the following areas: Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Rizal, Cavite, Tarlac, Bataan, portions of Laguna, Quezon, Occidental Mindoro and Zambales. PAGASA added that "flooding in low-lying areas may still prevail."

Inquirer.net reports that due to the inclement weather, classes have been suspended in the following areas:

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  • Bacoor, Cavite: pre-school only (Thursday)
  • Laguna: all levels, public and private, (Thursday-Friday)
  • Las-Piñas: first district elementary and high school, public (Thursday)
  • Malabon: all levels, private and public (Thursday-Friday)
  • Makati: all levels, public and private, (Thursday-Friday)
  • Mandaluyong: elementary and high school (Thursday only)
  • Manila: all levels, private and public, (Thursday only)
  • Marikina: all levels, private and public (Thursday-Friday)
  • Muntinlupa: pre-school to high school, private and public, (Thursday-Friday)
  • Parañaque: all levels, private and public, (Thursday only)
  • Pasay: pre-school to high school, private and public (Thursday-Friday)
  • Pasig: pre-school to elementary, public, Thursday
  • Pateros: pre-school to high school, public, (Thursday-Friday)
  • San Mateo, Rizal: all levels, public and private (Thursday, Friday)
  • Taguig : all levels, public, (Thursday only)
  • Valenzuela: day-care centers to high school and city-owned universities (Thursday-Friday)

Malacañang has also released a list of evacuation centers for those affected by the tropical storm and southwest monsoon. The following areas are still under a state of calamity:

  • Ilocos Sur, Narvacan
  • Bataan, Masantol, Guagua, Minalin, Macabebe and San Fernando
  • Cavite
  • Laguna
  • Paranaque
  • Pateros
  • Muntinlupa
  • Pampanga
  • Rizal, San Mateo and Taytay
  • Occ. Mindoro, Sablayan

In its official Facebook account, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reports that EDSA, C-5, Marcos Highway, Airport Road, and Roxas are all passable.

(Photo by mocolin via Flickr Creative Commons)

Moderate to heavy rains affecting Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Rizal, Cavite, Tarlac, Bataan, portions of Laguna, Quezon, Occidental Mindoro and Zambales
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