Some areas and schools are anticipated to declare class suspensions on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, due to the second day of the scheduled transport strike.
UPDATE: Malacañang retracts earlier #MayPasok announcement and suspends classes, gov’t work nationwide tomorrow, October 17, 2017. FULL STORY here!
The transport group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON) has set to stage a two-day transport strike from Monday to Tuesday, October 16 to 17 – prompting Malacañang Palace to call off classes at all levels in public and private schools, as well as government work on Monday, Oct. 16.
In a report of Rappler, parts of Luzon saw “100%” participation in the nationwide transport strike on Monday, October 16, as jeepney operators and drivers protest against the government’s public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program.
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Based on initial updates, per Rappler, given by transport group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) and labor union Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) as of 9:30 am on Monday, several areas reached 100% “paralyzation.”
Meanwhile, based on the initial assessment by Malacañang on the transport strike today, Oct. 16, suspension of classes tomorrow, October 17, is not part of the earlier recommendation.
Early evening update said that work in government offices and classes will resume on Tuesday despite the continuation of the two-day nationwide transport strike led by PISTON, Malacañang announced on Monday.
While it announced resumption of classes tomorrow, Oct. 17, through Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar in a text message to reporters some areas have still suspended classes due to the nationwide transport strike.
Below is the list of suspended classes as of 10:45 p.m., Monday, October 16:
- NATIONWIDE – all levels (public and private)
- San Fernando, Pampanga – all levels, public and private
- Guagua, Pampanga – all levels, public and private