Reigh John Bench Almendras
National woes goes unnoticed by the Marcos Administration as the second state of the nation address (SONA) approaches. Photo courtesy of CNN Philippines.
Classes on all public schools and government work in Metro Manila are suspended on Monday, July 24, anticipating expected inclement weather due to tropical storm ‘Egay’ and a 72-hour transport strike coinciding with the second State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin signed Memorandum Circular No. 25 issued on July 21 and publicized on Saturday.
The circular indicated work and class suspensions in private firms and institutions "is left to the discretion of their respective heads".
The tropical storm is expected to intensify and become a tropical typhoon on Tuesday and Wednesday, PAG-ASA said in its latest weather bulletin.
MANIBELA National President Mar Valbuena said the strike will be held from July 24 to 26 after the administration allegedly ignored their series of requests for a dialogue about the controversial Omnibus Franchising Guidelines.
Around 200,000 Public Utility Vehicles (PUVs) are expected to join the strike, said Valbuena.
Note to Letranites:
The Colegio suspended office operations on Monday, July 24.
Online enrollment for irregular college students for the first semester of Academic Year 2023-2024 will push through from July 24 to 26.
Official opening of the first semester will be on August 7.