Treñas suspends classes on Monday, September 30 due to transport strike
There will be no classes in all levels, public and private schools in Iloilo City on Monday, September 30.
Mayor Jerry P. Treñas announced the suspension of classes due to nationwide transport strike on the said date.
In the Executive Order No. 89 series of 2019, Treñas cited that major transport groups in the country have confirmed their support for transport strike on Monday.
“The transport strike will paralyze and cause inconvenience on the part of commuters especially students, school faculty and staff including parents and guardians,” said Treñas.
By suspending the classes, the Mayor explained that it will “minimize the inconvenience to the riding public especially the students.”
Here’s a copy of the Mayor’s Order:
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. Series of 2019 AN EXECUTIVE ORDER DECLARING THE SUSPENSION OF CLASSES IN BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN ALL LEVELS IN ILOILO CITY ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 DUE TO TILE NATIONWIDE TRANSPORT STRIKE
WHEREAS, major transport groups in the country have announced their holding of a nationwide organized transport strike on Monday, September 30, 20 t9; WHEREAS, the said transport strike will paralyze and cause inconvenience on the part of commuters especially students, school faculty and staff including parents and guardians;
WHEREAS, the suspension of classes seeks to minimize the inconvenience to the riding public especially the students;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JERRY P. TREÑAS, Mayor of the City of Iloilo, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law do hereby order the suspension of classes in both public and private schools in all levels in Iloilo City on Monday, September 30, 2019 due to the nationwide transport strike.
This Order shall take effect immediately upon its approval.
DONE in the City of Iloilo this 26th day of September 2019.
Sgd. JERRY P. TREÑAS, City Mayor
Sgd. JOSEPHINE P. AGUDO, City Gov’t Asst. Dep’t Head II
Major transport groups in the country have called for a nationwide strike to show their disagreement to the immediate phaseout of jeepneys and UV express cars by July 2020.
Various transport groups in the city and province of Iloilo under the Alyansa Kontra PUV Phase Out-Panay will join the strike. Around 95 percent of transport sectors – PUJ, tricycle, taxis, and vans – are expected to support the cause.