DAGUPAN CITY: Classes in 19 schools in this city remained suspended due to floods spawned by Typhoon Luis which was compounded by the rise of tidal water from adjacent rivers that spilled into the roads, homes and school compounds.
The Disaster Risk Reduction and Man
agement Council reported that 13 of the 14 baran-gays here are still under water though the storm has left the country on Monday morning.
An announcement on Wednesday in the Dagupan City website signed by Edilberto Abalos, program education supervisor of the city schools division, stated that the grounds and roads leading to these schools are still under water.
Abalos said classes are still suspended at the Dagupan City National High School, Malued Special Science Elementary School, Lucao Elementary School, Juan Siapno Elementary School, Lasip Grande Elementary School, Pogo-Lasip Elementary School, Bacayao Sur Elementary School, Pascual G. Villamil Elementary School and Mangin-Tebeng Elementary School.
The private schools where classes are also still suspended are the Albert the Great School, Pangasinan Universal Institute, LNU-Francisco Q. Duque Memorial Special Science High School, La Marea Academy, LNU Creative Montessori Center, Dominican School, JCMI, Genesis School of Happy Kids, Harvent School and Hilkan Montessori Center.
City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Ro-naldo De Guzman identified the 13 barangays still flooded as Mangin, Salisay, Herrero-Perez, Pogo Grande, Pogo Chico, Lasip Grande, Malued, Lasip Chico, Mayombo, Bolosan, Bonuan Binloc, Bacayao Sur and Baca- yao Norte.