Several universities and colleges opted to shift to online mode and cancel classes due to the nationwide three-day jeepney strike from Nov. 20 to 23.

The University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) will shift to remote or asynchronous mode of learning from Monday, Nov. 20, to Wednesday, Nov. 23.

UPD units are also encouraged to implement work-from-home arrangements

Similarly, classes in UP-Los Baños will shift to remote mode starting Monday.

Undergraduate and graduate classes at the Ateneo de Manila University will be held online for the duration of strike.

Classes at the De La Salle University, Univeristy of Santo Tomas, Far Eastern University, Adamson University, Arellano University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Mapua University, and Polytechnic University of the Philippines will also be on virtual mode.

Local suspensions

In anticipation of the strike’s impact, some localities also announced class suspensions.

The local government of Pampanga suspended face-to-face classes at all levels in both public and private schools.

The City of Biñan and Santa Rosa in Lagina likewise announced the same measure. 

Expanded number coding scheme suspended, LGUs offered free rides

On the other hand, as the strike paralyzed the transport sector, the Manila Metropolitan Development Authority likewise suspended its expanded number coding scheme.

The local government of Quezon City said it will provide free rides to affected commuters in 14 areas in the city.

Meanwhile, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board said about 250 government vehicles across Metro Manila will be deployed to give free rides to around 100,000 passengers beginning Monday. 

Transport group Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON) will hold a three-day nationwide transport strike from Nov. 20.

The strike is a response to the approaching Dec. 31 deadline for the application for franchise consolidation under the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program.


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