CHED Announces Postponement of Classes in Metro Manila on Monday
Commission on Higher Education (CHED) formally announced the cancellation of classes in all levels in Metro Manila on Monday, July 27 in anticipation of President Arroyo’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) and Iglesia Ni Cristo’s (INC) grand anniversary.
CHED Chairman Emmanuel Angeles said that they decided to cancel classes on Monday due to the traffic that will be caused by the 95th celebration of the Iglesia ni Cristo.
“Inaasahan natin ang mga taga Iglesia ni Cristo from the provinces na pupunta sa Manila for their anniversary, so malamang na magkaroon ng problema sa trapiko,” he added.
However, he clarified that the cancellation of classes is only for schools in Metro Manila. Teresita Domalanta, the NCR chief of the Department of Education also declared the suspension of classes in the pre-elementary, elementary and secondary levels.
“Dahil po sa dalawang malaking okasyon sa darating na Lunes, nagpasya kaming isuspindi muna ang klase,” she said.
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is scheduled on July 27 to deliver her 9th and last State of the Nation Address at exactly 4 p.m.
Several schools such as the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) and San Sebastian College-Recoletos Manila announced earlier to suspend their classes tomorrow.
It was stated by the PUP Public Affairs Office that the suspension of classes implies to all of its campuses and branches all over the country.
PUP President Dante Guevarra wants their students to participate and listen to the great and last speech of the President of the Philippines.