No classes (walang pasok) as of 5am Aug. 20, all levels: list of cities here

No classes (walang pasok) All levels: Manila; Parañaque; Las Piñas; Pateros; Muntinlupa; Taguig; San Juan; Makati; Pasay; Malabon; Quezon City; Cavite; Laguna; Bataan; Batangas; Cainta and  Rodriguez, Rizal; Dagupan; Meycauayan, Obando and Baliuag, Bulacan; Porac, Guagua, Floridablanca and San Fernando, Pampanga….

     due to monsoon rains being pulled in by Typhoon Maring.

      The word used by weather bureau PAGASA is “hinihigop” or “habagat na hinihigop ng Bagyong Maring”. “hinihigop” literally translates to “sucked in” or “siphoned in”; PAGASA translates it to: “enhanced”, “monsoon rains enhanced by Typhoon Maring”; enhanced means improved….

     Whenever it is explained by the meteorologist, it is shown as a motion — the monsoon rains crosses over or moves into the territory because Typhoon Maring  is creating a “hinihigop” effect.

     “hinihigop” effect. You can look at any reference material in basic earth sciences — because weather reporters don’t explain “bakit hinihigop”, nobody asks them. The reference materials will tell you… to make it easier to understand —  just remember that air molecules are never stationary, they keep moving around. The more differences and unevenness there are in masses of air, the more motion there is. 

     So this means… basically, a typhoon can create more unevenness in air pressure, and therefore can cause more movements in the atmosphere. This can  suck in masses of rain outside of the typhoon itself. Typhoon Maring is already in the outskirts of the Philippines or, according to the weather bureau,  about 560 km east-northeast of Batanes (the very tip of the territory, northward);  it’s at the very edge of the territory…

but the monsoon rain  is being higopped … (there you go, i conjugated it, that’s your colloquial weather report)… or sucked in by the “outgoing” typhoon.

     so … i translated, with apologies, “hinihigop” to being pulled in, which seems closer to the physical meaning of the word “hinihigop”. 

No classes: Pre-school to  High School: Pasay; Mandaluyong; Navotas; Marikina; Caloocan; Valenzuela (including two public colleges not named in the news report – please contact your school admin for confirmation before heading out); Pasig; San Mateo, Rizal (pre-school to elementary school only); Angono, Rizal; the rest of  Pangasinan; Hagonoy  and Malolos, Bulacan; Batangas; Angeles, Mabalacat and Apalit, Pampanga.

School administrators in the following schools/colleges/universities made specific announcements of “no classes” in all levels in their campuses: UE Caloocan; FEU Manila, East Asia College and Makati (including offices); Philippine Women’s University Taft, HS, JASMS Indiana, JASMS QC (including offices); San Sebastian College – Recoletos, Manila (including offices); UST (including offices); DLSU Dasmariñas, Taft at STC (including offices) Saint Francis of Assisi College (in all its campuses)

Source: DZMM

      Weather bureau PAGASA has raised the orange rainfall alert (DZMM): which means “heavy to intense rains”, “definite threats of flooding”(PAGASA site),  residents of flood-prone areas should monitor  the news and their surroundings.

       Malacaňang has announced that work in government offices are not suspended, subject to judgment calls and contrary announcements of   local governments and of specific offices (DZMM).  

Kung hindi po kelangang pumasok sa opisina at hindi importante ang mga lakad, ha-an ka na mag-magna-magna (hwag na po muna lumabaslabas o maglakadlakad), baka madulas o maanod.   

Updated 7:19am thru GMA 7 News: Malacaňang at 7:19am today declared: No office in all government units in Metro Manila.