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Palace suspends classes

  • Written by Efren Montano & Hector Lawas
  • Published in Metro
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Malacañang suspended classes yesterday  in all levels in Metro Manila due to the transport strike.  

“This is to announce that classes at all levels in Metro Manila have been suspended today,
March 19, at 2 p.m.,” the Office of the Executive Secretary said in a statement. 

Universities and colleges had earlier announced suspension of classes due to the
nationwide transport strike in protest of the government’s planned jeepney modernization scheme.   
    
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court (SC) also yesterday suspended work in all courts effective 2
p.m. due to the nationwide transport strike.
    
“ACJ (Acting Chief Justice Antonio) Carpio orders #EarlyDismissal for all courts
nationwide (Supreme Court (SC), Court of Appeals (CA), Court of Tax Appeals (CTA), Sandiganbayan
(SB), trial courts) starting at 2 p.m. today (Monday),” SC spokersperson Theodore Te said in a
message sent to reporters.
    
Carpio, however, instructed frontline offices in the SC, CA, CTA and SB as well as
executive judges of trial courts to maintain a skeletal work force.