Gov't work, classes in all levels suspended in Philippines - Press Photo
MANILA - 16 October 2017: The presidential palace of Philippines on Sunday announced the suspension of government work and classes in all levels nationwide on October 16, Monday, due to the two-day transport strike, The Philippine Star newspaper reported.
Philippines' Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the cancellation of classes was made by the Office of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.
“As to suspension of government work, we shall issue the usual memorandum circular,” the palace said.
Andanar said the private sector would not be covered, adding that suspension of work is subject to the discretion of employers.
The Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON) and Stop and Go Coalition earlier announced that they would be joining the transport strike to protest the government’s plan to phase out jeepneys aged 15 years and older.