3 cities suspend classes on Thursday


Posted at Mar 14 2012 08:25 PM | Updated as of Mar 15 2012 08:57 AM

MANILA, Philippines (4th UPDATE) – Classes in all levels in public and private schools in Parañaque and San Juan are suspended Thursday due to a planned protest by jeepney drivers and operators.

San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez said the suspension “is for the welfare of the community in general, and the school children.”

In Quezon City, classes in the elementary and high school levels are suspended, according to Mayor Herbert Bautista.

The following schools have suspended their classes on Thursday:

· Trinity University of Asia, Quezon City
· Far Eastern University (FEU)
· Centro Escolar University (CEU), Manila and Makati
· Emilio Aguinaldo College
· University of the East (UE), Manila and Caloocan (elementary and high school only)

The Department of Education has left the decision to call off Thursday classes to the respective city governments.

Transport groups are set to stage a protest caravan to show their dismay over the deferment of the decision on the P0.50 provisional fare hike for jeepneys. -- With a report from Zandro Ochona, dzMM