Zambales town, university suspend in-person classes due to transport strike
SAN ANTONIO, Zambales — The local government of Botolan town in this province suspended in-person lasses at all levels in public and private schools in anticipation of the nationwide transport strike Monday, March 6.
Botolan Mayor Jun Omar Ebdane issued the announcement late Sunday as jeepney drivers and operators in the country threatened to stage a weeklong strike against the government’s public utility vehicle modernization program, particularly the jeepney phaseout.
The strike was expected to cripple public transportation in key areas of the country that would strand commuters, including students and workers.
Earlier, the President Ramon Magsaysay State University (PRMSU) in the province also suspended its in-person and onsite activities ahead of the transport strike.
The university administration said classes would shift to online and flexible modes of instruction during the strike duration from March 6 to 10.
PRMSU has campuses in Iba, Zan Marcelino, Candelaria, Botolan, Masinloc, Castillejos and Sta. Cruz.
But the Zambales chapter of Region III Transport Cooperative and Corporation vowed not to join the strike. INQ