November 20 in-person classes off in 2 Bicol provinces due to bad weather, transport strike

MASBATE CITY (PIA) — Two provinces in Bicol on Sunday suspended classes in public and private schools at all levels on November 20 due to continuous rains brought by the shear line and the scheduled transport strike.

In separate advisories, Albay Governor Edcel Greco Lagman and Camarines Sur Governor Vincenzo Renato Luigi R. Villafuerte announced that classes from pre-school to high school in their respective provinces will be suspended starting Monday morning “until lifted.”

Lagman and Villafuerte advised schools to shift to blended learning modalities.

They also encouraged government agencies to implement the work-from-home setup for employees who cannot report to their workplace due to the transport strike.

Lagman and Villafuerte said government agencies whose functions involve the delivery of basic and health services, preparedness/response to disasters and calamities, and/or the performance of other vital services will continue with their operations and render the necessary services.

Several transport groups will stage a three-day transport strike starting on Monday to protest the government’s Public Utility Vehicle modernization program.

The protesters will have a strange companion in their strike as the shear line continues to bring overcast skies with rainfall and occasional heavy rainfall in many parts of Bicol.

In other News
Skip to content