Local government units, universities and colleges in Metro Manila and other parts of the country announced class suspension on Monday, February 27, due to the scheduled nationwide transport strike.
Makati City has suspended its classes in all levels in public schools on Monday.
“In view of the transport strike set for tomorrow, Monday, classes are suspended for public schools in all levels,” Mayor Abigail Binay said on Twitter.
Meanwhile, suspension of classes for private schools is at the discretion of the school administration, Binay added.
Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog also announced class suspension in all levels in private and public schools upon consultation with the schools division superintendent Claire Zamora.
“Public transport from 15 towns from the province have signified to join the transport strike, thus affecting students who are studying in the City of Iloilo,” Mabilog said in a statement posted in facbook.
“Classes in all levels at all De La Salle University (DLSU) campuses, including office work, will be suspended on Feb. 27, Monday, due to the nationwide transport strike. Access to any of the campuses will likewise be restricted,” it said on Facebook on Sunday.
Likewise the, De La Salle University-College of Saint Benilde (DLSU-CSB) also cancelled classes and office work on Monday.
The University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila also declared class suspension. “Please be advised that classes & office work are suspended tomorrow, February 27, 2017 (Monday), due to the nationwide transport strike,” it said on Facebook.
But “the Conferment Ceremonies for the College of Science’s Honorary Professors will push through as scheduled. Offices involved in the event are requested to report,” the UST Office of the Secretary-General said.
The Western Visayas State University also declared class cancellation due to transport strike. But faculty and personnel should report for work, school officials said.
“Classes will be suspended; students will be excused from reporting to school. However, it is not a holiday so faculty and personnel should report for work as usual.”
The transport groups will hold a nationwide strike again in protest of the government’s plan to phaseout old passenger jeepneys.