MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has announced the suspension of classes in all schools in Manila on January 9, Thursday in view of the observance of the annual Traslacion of the Catholic community.
In a Facebook post, the Manila Public Information Office (PIO) said the declaration of class suspension covers all universities and colleges in the city.
Domagoso also ordered the suspension of work in all departments and offices under the Manila City government except for agencies that are involved in maintaining peace and order, public services, traffic enforcement, disaster risk reduction and management and sanitation.
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“Suspension of work in national government offices and private companies is left to the discretion of their respective management and or heads of office,” the post read.
Under the Executive Order No. 2 series of 2020, signed by Mayor Isko, states that the class and government work suspension in Manila is in consideration of public order and safety, as well as reduction of traffic congestion during the annual occasion.
The Traslacion event on Thursday is expected to draw large volume of Catholic devotees.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority earlier announced road closures in Manila in line with the occasion. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Bernard Dadis)
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