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Joy Belmonte relies on PAGASA intern for class suspension: Kung umaraw eh ‘di wow!

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Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte relied on the recommendation of an intern from the state run weather bureau PAGASA in deciding to suspend classes on all levels on Thursday.

Belmonte said in a Facebook post that a “PAGASA consultant” advised the local government to cancel classes due to weather patterns indicating heavy rainfall.

Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office told ABS-CBN News that the “consultant” that the local government relied on was an astronomy graduate who had just completed a one-year internship with PAGASA.

With no other mayor following suit in suspending classes until Thursday afternoon, Belmonte acknowledged there’s a chance her decision could be wrong.

“If the sun shines brightly, please know that we only had best interests at heart,” she said.