From the evening news

  • There will be NO CLASSES today, June 24, for pre-schoolers and all levels of elementary and high school because of the Signal No. 2 PAGASA hoisted over the National Capital Region due to tropical storm Feria. Rain has been pouring since afternoon yesterday and has caused floods in certain areas in Metro Manila and the provinces. Stay tuned because PAGASA might up the signal to two and that would mean no classes up to the high school level. (UPDATED, Source)

On a related note, there will be no classes in Manila schools because it’s Araw ng Maynila today, June 24.

  • The number of victims of the Influenza A(H1N1) virus is closing in on the 500 mark. Several schools have suspended classes due to reported cases of the virus. Even my alma mater, University of Santo Tomas (UST), has suspended classes to quarantine the Saint Martin de Porres Building (or the Main Building to students). A student from the College of Medicine and Surgery tested positive for A(H1N1).

Take care everyone. With the storm and the A(H1N1), we are all prone to getting sick. Drink your vitamins and boost your immune system. I believe that’s the best defense we have against the virus spreading around.