CAVITE, Philippines – Some school administrators and local government units have announced class suspensions on July 17, 2017 (Monday) due to scheduled transport strike of jeepney operators in protest for the planned phaseout of old jeepney vehicles of the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
Here is the list of areas and schools with class suspensions.
Baliwag, Bulacan – Senior High School (SHS) and Tertiary level (College)
Malolos City, Bulacan – All levels, Public and Private
San Jose del Monte, Bulacan – All levels, Public and Private
Municipality of San Miguel – All levels, Public and Private
Municipality of Sta. Maria – All levels, Public and Private
FEU – Senior High School
PISTON and the ‘No to Jeepney Phaseout Coalition’ will hold protests tomorrow in Metro Manila and other areas nationwide including Zambales, Bataan and Pampanga.
George San Mateo, leader of the ‘No to Jeepney Phaseout Coalition’ and national president of PISTON, said that the jeepney operators will gather at the Quezon Elliptical Circle and will march up to Mendiola Bridge area near Malacañang. This is to call the attention of President Rodrigo Duterte and re-discuss the proposed jeepney modernization program.