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Marikina Ensures Student Safety Amid Transport Strike

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In anticipation of the Nationwide Transport Strike slated for Monday, October 16, 2023, the City Government of Marikina has taken a proactive measure to ensure the safety and convenience of students and the general public. In an official announcement, Mayor Marcy R. Teodoro declared the suspension of face-to-face classes at all levels, both in public and private educational institutions within the city's jurisdiction. As a result, classes will transition to asynchronous learning for the aforementioned date.

The decision to shift temporarily to asynchronous learning aims to safeguard the well-being of the students, faculty, and staff, particularly amidst the potential challenges posed by the transport strike. Marikina's commitment to prioritizing the safety and education of its students remains unwavering, as emphasized by Mayor Teodoro's directive.

In light of this development, the city government urges all parents, guardians, students, and educational institutions to cooperate and make the necessary adjustments to accommodate the asynchronous learning session on Monday. By fostering a culture of adaptability and resilience, Marikina underscores its dedication to ensuring the uninterrupted educational progress of its students, even in the face of unforeseen challenges.


Mayor Teodoro reiterated the city's commitment to providing a conducive and safe learning environment for its students and expressed confidence in the community's ability to come together and navigate through this temporary adjustment. As the city continues to monitor the situation closely, the safety and welfare of all constituents remain paramount.

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