Governor Villafuerte in Camarines Sur suspends classes on Monday to evade transport strike


By Bicol Today News Team

PILI, Camarines Sur – Tailing Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara in suspending classes for Monday, Governor Miguel Villafuerte in Camarines Sur also suspended for Monday classes in all levels (private and public), as posted in his twitter account.

But, Villafuerte’s order also included suspension of work in government offices.

Villafuerte’s decision is to spare the public from inconvenience arising from the looming transport strike for Monday-Tuesday, December 4 and 5, 2017.

But, In Albay, Bichara ordered that work in government and non-government offices must continue.

Earlier on Friday, Albay governor Al Francis Bichara, declared the suspension of classes in all levels (private and public), but work in government must continue.

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As of press time, other Bicol governors have not issued any declaration regarding the suspension of classes, except Albay and Camarines Sur.

The Monday-Tuesday nationwide transport strike is considered by the militant sector as very crucial to oppose the government crackdown, as ordered by the Duterte government, to phase out the old jeepneys starting January, 2018 to give way to the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program.

To be affected by the government transport modernization are the loss of livelihood among hundreds of thousands of jeepney drivers and operators, also to mention the economic hardship hovering over their families.

Stand to benefit are capitalists behind the billion-peso sales of government-approved new vehicles to be included in the transport modernization program. []

Gov. Migz Villafuerte, Camarines Sur. Photo grab from Migz Villafuerte FB account



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