MALACAÑANG has announced that classes and work in government offices nationwide will resume on Tuesday, October 17, despite the transport strike.
Communications Secretary Martin Andanar made the announcement in a statement sent to Palace reporters Monday afternoon.
On Sunday, Malacañang suspended the classes in all levels in both public and private schools, as well as in offices in public sector, in anticipation of two-day transport strike that began Monday, October 16.
Transport groups, led by Pinagkaisahang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide, staged their third nationwide strike this year to protest the government’s public utility vehicle modernization program that seeks to phase out old and dilapidated jeepneys.
Earlier Monday, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board urged Malacañang not to suspend government work and classes on Tuesday despite the strike. (SunStar Philippines)