#WalangPasok: Class suspensions due to bicol-wide transport strike

By Baretang Bikolnon Staff

Due to the planned bicol-wide transport strike of Condor-Piston Bicol, many areas in Albay declared suspension of classes on Monday, June 25.

However the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) headed by Governor Al Francis Bichara issued advisory, June 22, that the suspension of classes will be at the discretion of the Local Chief Executives based on their information that not all municipalities will be affected.

Cities:
Legazpi City – all levels (public and private)
Ligao City – all levels (public and private)
Tabaco City – all levels (public and private except schools in island barangays)
– no suspension of work (government and non-government offices)

Towns:
Camalig – all levels (public and private)
Guinobatan – all levels (public and private)
Sto. Domingo – all levels
Daraga – all levels
Jovellar – all levels

Tertiary Schools:
Polytechnic Institute of Tabaco – classes and work in all levels
Divine Word College of Legazpi – classes and work in all levels
University of Santo Tomas (UST) – Legazpi – classes and work in all levels
Bicol University – classes in all level but office work will continue and service
vehicles shall deployed at 7:30 am – 8:00 am in designated areas
(in front of Ayala Malls, in front of Albay Capitol, in front of
Daraga park, in front of Mercury Drug Store located at BU Arcadia
Building)

Concerned Drivers and Operators-Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Condor-Piston) Bicol Deputy Secretary General Ramon Rescovilla said the strike aimed to grant their demand to return the additional peso fare in jeepneys in Albay and condemn the Train Law of the government that only leads to more sufferings of the drivers and operators in the country.

Rescovilla added that many drivers and operators in the provinces of Bicol are greatly affected by the Train Law and the modernization act of the government in transportation.

Transport strike in Bicol on monday

There will be a road paralysis in Albay, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon and Masbate while a caravan will be held in Catanduanes and Camarines Norte according to Condor-Piston Bicol. (BaretangBikolnon.com)

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