There will be no classes at all levels – kindergarten, elementary, secondary and college – in Quezon City during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III on Monday (July 25).
On orders of Mayor Herbert M. Bautista, the Quezon City government has declared July 25, a no-classes day to ensure the safety and security of school children who will be affected by traffic problems and rallies by pro and anti-government groups during the President’s SONA.
Mayor Bautista directed Division of City Schools officer-in-charge Dr. Corazon Rubio to immediately send a memorandum to all private and public elementary and high schools for proper dissemination of information on the suspension of classes.
At the same time, the mayor also instructed QCPD to properly observe maximum tolerance especially in dispersing protest rallies during SONA.
QCPD is now ready in terms of manpower, logistics and security plan for the SONA on Monday.
QC government also formed logistical and human resource task force led by Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS) chief Ret. Gen. Elmo San Diego, which will serve as civilian counterpart to back-up police authorities during the SONA.
A total of 6,806 policemen will be deployed in eight areas in the city including Ever Gotesco, St. Peter Church, Sandiganbayan, Capitol Estate, Times Street, North gate and South gate of House of Representatives, and San Mateo Road in front of Northview Subdivision. Maureen Quiñones, PAISO