#WalangPasok: Class Suspensions in Manila Due To Traslacion 2020
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Suspends Classes and Work in Government Offices on January 9, 2020, (Thursday) in Manila City
Manila, Philippines – Classes in public and private schools, as well as work in city government offices in Manila, is suspended on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Mayor Isko Moreno ordered the suspension to give way to the “Traslacion” of the Black Nazarene on Jan. 9.
NEWS ALERT: Manila City Mayor @IskoMoreno has ordered the suspension of classes in all universities, colleges and schools in the nation’s capital on January 9 in observance of the annual Traslacion.#AlertoManileno #Traslacion2020 pic.twitter.com/vYSYCPWVi2
— Manila Public Information Office (@ManilaPIO) January 6, 2020
According to the Mayor’s office, those who work in the peace and order, public services, traffic enforcement, disaster and risk reduction management, health and sanitation are exempted from work suspension.
The suspension of classes and work on Manila Government offices also aims to provide safety and convenience to the students and government employees.
During the celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene, an average of 1.5 million people are taking part in the Traslacion – one of the World’s biggest religious gatherings.
According to Mayor Moreno, the suspension of classes covers all levels in all educational institutions in the nation’s capital.
The Mayor also added that the suspension of work in national government offices that are based in the City of Manila as well as private corporate offices “is left to the discretion of their heads.”
Meanwhile, the officials of the Quiapo Church or the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene had warned the public to prioritize safety during the traditional Black Nazarene procession.
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