(UPDATED, 7:40 PM)
In light of the scheduled nationwide transport strike by jeepney drivers tomorrow, the Office of the President has announced that classes for elementary and high school levels throughout Metro Manila will be suspended for February 27. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea made the announcement Sunday night.
In the hours before Malacañang’s announcement, several local government units and educational institutions have already declared the suspension of classes on their own. Different organization of jeepney drivers and operators are protesting the government’s plan to modernize the public transportation industry.
It is likely that more local government units and educational institutions will make similar announcements in the next few hours. The Filipino Scribe will update this post if and when new information becomes available:
Makati City (all levels for public schools)
Legazpi City, Albay
Talisay City, Cebu
University of Santo Tomas
De La Salle University (Taft, BGC, and Makati)
De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde
Far Eastern University Manila/Makati
Colegio de San Juan Letran
Manila Tytana College
University of San Agustin – Iloilo
Bicol University (all levels)
Western Visayas State University
(PS: It’s kinda illogical that the Office of the President only suspended classes for elementary and high school levels in Metro Manila.
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