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Manila Mayor Told UE to Suspend Classes For All Levels, Will Revoke Their Permit If They Didn’t Comply

Mayor Isko Moreno has advised suspension of all classes, but UE only announced suspension up to Grade 12 initially

  • A new tropical depression is entering the Philippine Area of Responsibility, causing heavy rain to fall all over the Metro
  • Manila mayor Isko Moreno advised the suspension of classes for all levels
  • University of the East announced suspension of classes, but only up to Grade 12, which Mayor Moreno did not accept

The rainy season has hit the Philippines once again, and with that expected rains almost every day. Within the past few days, there had been tropical depressions that passed by which caused rain to fall throughout the weekend. Monday, July 1, 2019, is no exception.

Isko Moreno, along with other candidates who won the May 13 elections, were able to take their oath-taking on June 30, 2019, and their first day at the office was July 1.

Manila mayor asks UE to suspend classes for all levels
Mayor Isko Moreno. Image credit: inquirer.net

Around 11 AM on July 1, there was a post on the University of the East (UE) Facebook page that announced the suspension of classes, but the post mentioned that it was only for Kinder to Grade 12 classes from 12 noon onwards.

Manila mayor asks UE to suspend classes for all levels
Screenshot of the first class suspension announcement. Image credit: University of the East (UE)/Facebook

It was mentioned from a news article by Inquirer.net that Moreno announced the suspension of classes at around 9:49 AM, UE Manila announced the suspension of Kinder up to Grade 12 around an hour later through the mentioned Facebook post.

Moreno received reports of the said announcement from UE and he did not take it lightly.

In his statement, the Manila mayor said he is after the welfare of the students in the city of Manila. He asks that the university should follow what the city government has declared.

He also stated that if UE does not follow the city government orders, they can move out of the city, and their permit to operate can be withdrawn.

Shortly after the announcement, the same University of the East (UE) Facebook page made a follow-up post. This time, it started a time stamp of 1 PM, and that all classes for UE Manila and Caloocan will be suspended for the rest of the day.

Manila mayor asks UE to suspend classes for all levels
Screenshot of the follow-up announcement stating that class is suspended for all levels. Image credit: University of the East (UE)/Facebook

Hopefully the rains will stop or at least lessen and that we can expect schools and the local government to work together for all students’ sake.

 

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