Ateneo student gov’t questions Palace order to suspend classes on Tuesday
The student government of the Ateneo de Manila University on Tuesday urged its community to defy the class suspension order of Malacanang and push through with its classes.
In a tweet posted an hour after Malacanang made the announcement to suspend classes at all levels in Metro Manila on account of the transport strike, the Sanggunian ng mga Paaralang Loyola ng Ateneo de Manila said that there were no imminent threats against students to warrant the Metro-wide class suspension.
“The Sanggunian believes that the Executive Order’s claims are baseless and pose no imminent threat to us as students,” the Ateneo student government said on Twitter.
The Sanggunian asks the Loyola Schools community to push through with classes. Official statement to follow. pic.twitter.com/ZGlU6S7me6
— ADMU Sanggunian (@ADMUSanggu) March 20, 2018
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque on Tuesday announced that classes at all levels in Metro Manila were ordered suspended.
“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,” Roque said in a statement.
Roque explained that President Duterte would suspend classes even with “the slightest threat of a (transport) strike” to ensure the protection of students. /muf
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