To ease the flow of traffic during a citywide medical and dental mission of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) in Manila, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that 13 areas in metropolis will have no classes on Monday.
The MMDA said Education Secretary Armin Luistro authorized Tolentino to suspend classes during a meeting of the MMDA, local government units (LGUs), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) to fine-tune the traffic contingency measures for the INC event.
Cities with no elementary and high school classes Monday include Valenzuela, Quezon, Caloocan, Pasig, Pasay,
Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada suspended classes up to the college level in the city where some two million people are expected to take part in the INC’s community outreach project.
Classes will not be called off in the cities of Marikina, Las Piñas, Malabon and Navotas MMDA said.
The INC event will be undertaken simultaneously in five locations: Plaza del Carmen (beside San Sebastian Church), Plaza Avelino, Magallanes Drive Ext. (facing the Post Office building), Quinta Market, and the parking space at the back of Far Eastern University along Recto Ave.
RITCHIE A. HORARIO