#WalangPasok: Palace suspends gov’t work, public school classes in MM

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 27 2017 12:37 PM | Updated as of Jul 27 2017 08:48 PM

Motorists negotiate a portion of Araneta Avenue in Quezon City on July 27, 2017 after rain brought by tropical storm Gorio and the southwest monsoon quickly flooded areas in Metro Manila. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

MANILA (UPDATE) - Malacañang on Thursday announced the suspension of work in all government offices in Metro Manila due to inclement weather.

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the suspension of government work will be effective 1 p.m.

Abella said classes in all levels in public schools have also been suspended.

Private schools may suspend classes at their discretion, Abella added.

The House of Representatives earlier suspended work at 12 noon.

Work in all courts in the National Capital Judicial Region has also been suspended by the Supreme Court starting 1 p.m.

For courts in other affected areas, the Executive Judge may exercise discretion according to the SC.

The Palace suspended government work and classes amid the continuous rain brought by tropical storm “Gorio” and the enhanced southwest monsoon (habagat).