De La Salle University-Manila to suspend classes due to Southeast Asian Games

De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU), one of the Philippines’ top schools, today announced that it will be suspending classes and office work from Dec. 2 to 7 due to the 30th Southeast Asian Games, some of which will be held a short distance away.

A tweet posted by the La Sallian, the school’s student newspaper, shared a memo released by the DLSU’s Office of the Chancellor saying that access to the school will also be restricted during those dates.

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The order comes a day after the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) recommended the closure of several roads surrounding the Rizal Memorial Coliseum, where some games will be held. The Coliseum is a stone’s throw from DLSU’s campus in Malate.

Games will also be held in other venues in Metro Manila, such as the Cuneta Astrodome, the World Trade Center, the SM Mall of Asia skating rink and arena in Pasay City, the SM Megamall ice skating rink in Mandaluyong City, the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City, and the Muntinlupa City Sports Complex.

Almost 10,000 athletes are expected to participate in the biennial games, which were first held in 1959 in Bangkok. Athletes will compete in sports like Filipino fave basketball, volleyball, archery, golf, and even e-sports.

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