Cotabato suspends gradeschool classes due to heavy rain

Lore Mae Andong, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 09 2017 09:28 AM

COTABATO CITY - Classes in public and private elementary schools have been suspended by the local government Thursday morning due to non-stop rains.

A Yellow warning level has been issued in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, South Cotabato and Cotabato City.

Residents especially in the low lying areas were warned of possible flooding, local officials said.

PAGASA Cotabato City said the downpour was triggered by an inter-tropical convergence zone affecting Visayas and Mindanao, as well as the Northeast monsoon prevailing in Luzon.