MANILA, Philippines - Some local government units announced suspension of classes for Tuesday, October 17, 2017 or the second day of the nationwide transport strike.

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

On Monday night, the City Information Office of the City of San Fernando, Pampanga said classes in ALL LEVELS, both public and private schools, are still SUSPENDED tomorrow.

"In line with this, the City Government of San Fernando will still provide free rides (libreng sakay) to the affected commuters. Pick up points will still be in front of the City Hall and Shell Gas Station-Telabastagan from 6:00 AM onwards," the statement added.

Here is the updated list of areas and schools where classes have been suspended for Tuesday, October 17 (refresh page for the updates):

Meanwhile, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said that classes and work in government office to resume on Tuesday.

In the past months, jeepney operators had protested against the modernization program of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) in which public utility vehicles (PUVs) that are more than 15 years old will be banned from the road, and will be replaced by vehicles with "low-carbon and low-emission technology."

Stop and Go Transport Coalition President Jun Magno said that drivers and operators could not shoulder the P1.6-million loan for new jeepney units and daily amortization of P800.

The group proposed for the rehabilitation of old jeepneys instead of acquiring new units.


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