ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III has issued an Executive Order (EO) suspending classes in all levels in public schools on Friday afternoon, January 12.
The suspension is in line with the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2018 opening salvo that will result in closure of some roads in the metropolis.
Espinosa said during the opening salvo in previous years, pupils and students have a hard time going to and from their respective schools and left them with no choice but to walk a number of kilometers just to reach their respective schools and homes.
“Some students or pupils are going home to eat their lunch and since some streets will be closed here during the opening salvo, these students or pupils need to walk, that is why I issued an EO suspending the classes of public schools in all levels in the afternoon of January 12,” said Espinosa.
All roads will be closed starting noon. The activity will start at 1 p.m. onwards. (PR)