DILG favors suspension of NCR classes during SEA Games
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday said it favors the suspension of classes in all schools and universities in Metro Manila to give way to the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.
“On our part, we support the calls na magdeclare ng class suspension [to declare class suspension] if that decision is going to be made,” DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said in a press conference when asked if the government will suspend classes in the National Capital Region to alleviate traffic congestion during the duration of the biennial games.
Malaya said the suspension of classes may be necessary to address vehicular traffic congestion in Metro Manila, where several SEAG venues are located.
According to the official website of the 2019 SEA Games, there are 19 official venues based in Metro Manila.
Arellano Law School, St. Scholastica’s College and De La Salle University-Manila have suspended classes from December 2 to December 7 to give way to the SEA Games.
Meanwhile, St. Paul College Pasig and St. Pedro Poveda College will cancel classes from December 2 to December 6.
The 30th SEA Games will be held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.
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