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Sorry, guys: Classes, gov't work to resume on October 18

A protester holds a poster during a jeepney transport strike in Manila on October 16, 2017. Jeepney drivers and activists staged a nationwide transport strike in protest against the government's plan to phase out the ubiquitous passenger jeepney as part of a modernization campaign to turn the Philippines' main form of public transport green. Noel Celis/AFP

MANILA, Philippines — Classes and work in government agencies will resume Wednesday following the two-day suspension due to the nationwide transportation strike.

Malacañang on Tuesday afternoon denied the supposed news reports circulating online of another suspension on Wednesday, October 18, due to “public health and safety” reasons.

“Government work and classes nationwide will resume tomorrow, October 18, 2017, Wednesday,” presidential spokesperson Ernie Abella said in a statement.

“There is no truth to a social media post which is now circulating online that Malacañang suspended government work and classes nationwide tomorrow,” he added.

Students and government employees were treated a four-day long weekend after classes and office work were suspended on Monday and Tuesday.

READ: Why some transport groups oppose jeepney phaseout

Jeepney operators and drivers went to the streets for two days to protest the modernization program of the government where old units would be replaced.

The government, however, said the modernization project would still pursue despite the transport strike.

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