PHILIPPINES: Classes suspended following typhoonThe Manila Times.
The suspension of classes at the tertiary level would allow colleges and universities to give way to government rescue and relief efforts for thousands of people displaced from their homes by Typhoon Ondoy, Angeles explained. The international name of Ondoy is Ketsana.
He also appealed to colleges and universities to assist government rescue efforts by sending out medical missions to hard-hit areas like the cities of Marikina and Pasig and the province of Rizal. "Universities and colleges in Metro Manila and nearby provinces that are not affected by the massive floods should help in the rescue efforts by sending medical students to help residents who need immediate medical attention," Angeles said.
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