(UPDATED at 3:25 p.m., Feb. 6, PH time) Classes and work were suspended in parts of Metro Manila on Monday, February 6 due to a public transport strike that stranded commuters earlier in the day.
“In light of the ongoing transport strike affecting commuters including our students, faculty, and support staff, classes and office work will be suspended at 12:00 noon today,” the University of Santo Tomas Office of the Secretary-General said in a facebook post
The city of Malabon also suspended its classes in all levels starting at 12 noon, according to a radio report.
Meanwhile, the office of the vice chancellor for administration of De La Salle University (DLSU) cancelled classes and office work in its Manila, Makati and Bonifacio Global City (BGC) campuses at 1:30 p.m., according to a Facebook post.
Colegio San Juan de Letran in Intramuros, Manila also suspended classes at 2 p.m. and office work at 3 p.m, it posted on Twitter.
Other colleges and universities are:
* Far Eastern University (FEU) Manila at 1:30 p.m.
* Adamson University (AdU) Manila at 2 p.m.
* University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) campus at 3 p.m.
* National University (NU) Manila suspends classes at 1:30 p.m. and work at 3 p.m.
Earlier on Monday, jeepney drivers, under the transport group Stop and Go Coalition, staged a strike against the government’s order to phase out dilapidated jeepneys.