CLASSES at all levels, public and private, as well as work on government, would be suspended on Tuesday, October 17, the second day of the nationwide transport strike.
The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) made the announcement late Monday, October 16.
"Executive Secretary Medialdea suspends government work and classes for all levels, public and private, tomorrow, October 17, 2017 due to nationwide transport strike, public health and safety," the PCOO posted in their Facebook page.
"May transport strike, ulan, bagyo at walang masakyan. Baka magkasakit mga kawani ng gobyerno at mga estudyante kung maulanan at walang masakyan," PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar said in a text message sent to reporters on Monday evening.
On Monday afternoon, Malacañang announced that classes and work in government offices nationwide will resume on Tuesday.
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 also urged Malacañang not to suspend government work and classes on Tuesday despite the strike. (With Ruth Abbey Gita/SunStar Philippines)