#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for October 16 2017 due to the transport strike

#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for October 16 2017 due to the transport strike

(Updated as of 12:30 AM of October 14)

In light of the scheduled nationwide strike by jeepney drivers affiliated with the transport group PISTON or the Pinag-isang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide, several local government units have announced the suspension of classes in their respective constituencies for Monday, October 16.

Just like early this year, PISTON is once more protesting the government’s plan to modernize the public transportation industry. PISTON and other transport groups have expressed fears that this initiative will lead to the phasing-out of jeepneys, which will in turn jeopardize the livelihood of thousands of jeepney drivers and their respective families.

The Filipino Scribe will be updating this post if and when new information becomes available:


Makati City
San Fernando, Pampanga
San Mateo, Rizal
Davao City

National Teachers College
University of Santo Tomas – Legazpi, Albay

october 16 2017 class suspensions
Classes in certain areas are suspended for October 16 2017 because of the nationwide transport strike by jeepney drivers under PISTON (Credits: Facebook page of PISTON)


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