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DUE TO PISTON-LED NATIONWIDE TRANSPORT STRIKE

#WalangPasok: More schools suspend classes today, March 19

/ 06:58 AM March 19, 2018

More schools have suspended their classes on Monday, March 19, due to the scheduled nationwide transport strike in protest of the government’s planned jeepney modernization scheme.

As of 6:30 a.m., university and school officials suspended classes in the following schools:

  • University of Santo Tomas: all levels
  • Colegio de San Juan de Letran: all levels, including office work
  • Scholastica’s College, Manila: all levels
  • Santa Isabel College, Manila: all levels, including office work
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines: all levels except the College of Law
  • Paul University, Manila: all levels
  • University of the East, Manila: Kinder to Grade 6

However, Mayor Joseph Estrada has announced the suspension of classes on all levels in public and private schools in Manila.

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On Sunday night, several schools and local government units in Quezon City, Makati, Taguig, and Laguna started to announce the suspension of classes in their respective jurisdiction due to the nationwide transport strike.

READ: #WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Monday, March 19

The Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) will hold Monday’s demonstrations against the looming jeepney modernization program of the government.

Piston president George San Mateo said the main rally, which would be conducted by jeepney drivers, operators, and workers, would be held in Cubao along Aurora Boulevard in front of Cubao Elementary School.

READ: March 19 transport strike vs jeepney phase-out to push through

He added protest actions would  also be held at the Alabang Viaduct, Monumento Circle, Novaliches-Bayan, and Anda Circle in Manila.                      /kga

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