Class suspensions – October 14 2013


The Iglesia  ni Cristo (INC), a religious sect known for bloc voting during elections, will hold its annual medical and dental mission around Metro Manila this Monday, October 14. The event is being referred to as “Kabayan Ko Kapatid Ko Lingap sa Mamamayan.” In anticipation of the event, local government units across the region decided to suspend classes for the said day.


Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada took the lead last Friday when he announced that classes in all levels are canceled within his constituency. In an executive order, Estrada noted that as much as 1.6 million INC members are expected to flock to the nation’s capital as part of the event. The class suspension, Estrada argued, aims “to help in efforts to preserve peace and order and ensure public safety.”

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Several cities have announced class suspensions for October 14 2013


As of Sunday night, Department of Education Secretary Armin Luistro announced the suspension of classes in the areas listed below. Please note that October 15 is also a holiday by virtue of Presidential Proclamation 658, designating the day as the date for the Islamic festival Eid’l Adha.

1. Manila (including college level)
2. Quezon City
3. Caloocan
4. Pasig
5. Pasay
6. Makati
7. Mandaluyong
8. Taguig
9. Paranaque
10. Pateros
11. San Juan
12. Muntinlupa
13. Valenzuela

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