By Erma Edera
Several schools in Metro Manila suspended their respective evening classes and work on Monday shortly after an earthquake struck parts of Luzon, including Manila.
Manila universities that suspended classes on Monday were the De La Salle University, Far Eastern University, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Mapua (Intramuros and Makati campus), Santa Isabel College and San Beda.
Classes in the University of the Philippines Diliman and Ateneo de Manila University were also suspended.
“From Chancellor Tan: All classes are suspended today, Apr. 22 due to the earthquake that hit Quezon City and the rest of Metro Manila and some areas in Luzon today,” UP Diliman said in a tweet.
Students and administration staff of the said universities evacuated the universities’ building and were asked to proceed to an open area following the earthquake.
No casualties and injuries were reported, police said.
Meanwhile, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada told the Manila Bulletin that he immediately instructed the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office officers to conduct inspections to all government buildings and hospitals and report back to him.