#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for February 27 2017 due to the transport strike

#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for February 27 2017 due to the transport strike

(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:

february 27 2017 class suspensions
Classes in several areas and universities are suspended for February 27 2017 due to the transport strike (Facebook page of PISTON)

Makati City (all levels for public schools)
Legazpi City, Albay
Bacolod City
Talisay City, Cebu
Iloilo City

University of Santo Tomas
De La Salle University (Taft, BGC, and Makati)
De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde
Far Eastern University Manila/Makati
Adamson University
Lyceum Manila
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.

Come to think of it, college students are the ones that are more likely to travel to another city for their classes. Elementary and HS students oftentimes study in schools near where they live.)




Mark Pere Madrona

The Filipino Scribe (TFS) is managed by Mark Pere Madrona, a multi-awarded writer and licensed professional teacher from the Philippines. Mr. Madrona earned his master’s degree in history from the University of the Philippines-Diliman last 2020. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in journalism cum laude from the same university back in 2010. His area of interests includes Philippine journalism, history, and politics as well as social media. Know more about him here: https://www.filipinoscribe.com/about/.

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