Palace suspends classes due to
nationwide transport strike

February 27 2017 10:31 AM

Walang Pasok NewsCentral.PH
Walang Pasok NewsCentral.PH

Malacanang declared class suspension for elementary and high school levels both public and private in Metro Manila due to the scheduled transport strike on Monday, February 27, according to a radio report.

The Office of the Executive Secretary made the announcement on Sunday night, Feb. 26.

For college level, Malacanang advice the public to wait for the announcement at 11 a.m. on Monday, the report added.

Aside from Metro Manila, the nationwide strike will also affect Cagayan, Isabela, Baguio, Laguna, Bicol region particularly in Albay, Sorsogon and Camarines Sur, Iloilo, Aklan, Capiz, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Leyte, Nothern Mindanao.

There were 51 government vehicles in placed in the affected routes while the Land Transportation and Franchising Board (LTFRB) has augmented 100 buses to service the stranded passengers.

The local governments of Antipolo City, Talisay Cebu and Bacolod City, Iloilo City, Cainta Rizal, Taytay Rizal, San Mateo Rizal suspended the classes in all levels, the report added.

Meanwhile, here are the list of colleges and universities who have suspended their classes in all levels:
· Colegio de San Juan De Letran
· Centro Escolar University
· De La Salle University
· De La Salle-College of St. Benilde
· Lyceum of the Philippines Manila
· Polytechnic University of the Philippines
· Philippine Women’s University
· Adamson University
· San Sebastian College
· Far Eastern University
· University of Santo Tomas
· Bicol University
· De La Salle University Science and Technology Complex Binan Laguna
· University of the Philippines Manila
· San Beda College
· Feati University
· Miriam College
· Marikina Polytechnic College
· University of the East Manila and Caloocan
· St. Paul University Manila
· University of San Agustin Iloilo
· West Visayas State University

The transport groups held a nationwide strike to denounce the government’s plan to phase-out old passenger jeepneys.

READ: Jeepney groups to hold strike on Feb. 27

Last Feb. 6, the group already paralyzed the traffic in some parts of Metro Manila which resulted to class cancellations.

READ: Public transport strike strands metro commuters