Malacañang officials mulled class suspensions for Tuesday, March 20, 2018 until Friday, March 23 if transport groups would continue its threat to stage a massive transport strike.
“If and when Piston pushes through with its threat to continue its nationwide strike, despite its unsuccessful staging today, we will call for a class suspension in Metro Manila starting tomorrow, March 20 until Friday, March 23,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.
Roque said local government unit heads might decide to declare class suspensions in their respective areas.
“We appeal for patience and understanding, especially those commuters who were duly inconvenienced by the strike,” he said.
Transport group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) on Monday held another transport strike to protest the government’s public transportation modernization program, an endeavor that would entail the scrapping of old jeepneys, which resulted to Malacañang suspending classes in Metro Manila at all levels effective 2 p.m.
(As of 10:45 a.m., 20 March 2018)
Malacañang in an announcement suspended classes at all levels in Metro Manila for Tuesday, March 20, 2018 due to alleged threats posed by some groups.
“In view of actual and/or imminent threats posed by some groups, we are suspending classes at all levels in Metro Manila effective today, March 20, to safeguard the safety of students,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.
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