Philippines: Flooding Across the Country, Schools and Workplaces Shut Down

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 18, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Flooding across the Philippines has prompted schools and workplaces across the country to shut down on August 19. 

In many cities across the country, class have been suspended in all levels of schools, from primary through college.

Likewise, all government employees have been given the day off unless they are involved in a field pertaining to disaster management, according to the presidential spokesperson. In San Juan City, for instance, all departments involved in traffic, security, rescue, evacuation, and frontline public assistance were told to report for work. 

People shared photos of the flooding across social media, which you can see below.

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Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.