MANILA, Philippines — With the ongoing protest for the jeepney strike this January 16, 2024, many have questioned, “are classes suspended today? May pasok ba ngayon?”
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that work and classes are not suspended today amid jeepney strike this 2024.
“We didn’t recommend the suspension of classes or work because we are ready to augment (vehicles) in case there will be disruption in public transportation,” Romando Artes, MMDA acting chairman said during a media briefing hosted by the Presidential Communications Office at Malacañang.
“We will monitor the situation as early as 5 a.m. In case there is disruption in public transportation, we will augment. We have already notified various local government units (LGUs) to be prepared,” he added.
Additionally, the MMDA will not be lifting the number coding scheme or unified vehicular volume reduction program as the transport group Manibela said it would hold protest programs instead of a strike.
The Manila city government, according to its spokesperson Princess Abante, is prepared to assist passengers who might get stranded today.