Baguio mayor sus­pends classes as tourist in­flux causes road con­ges­tion

Business World - - THE NATION -

THE NOV. 13-15 hol­i­day de­clared in Metro Manila, Bu­la­can, and Pam­panga for the on­go­ing As­so­ci­a­tion of South­east Asian Na­tions (ASEAN) Sum­mit has drawn tourists to Baguio, cre­at­ing heavy road con­ges­tion in the moun­tain city, which has prompted the mayor to de­clare a suspension of classes on Nov. 14-15. The suspension ap­plies to all pub­lic and pri­vate schools from preschool to high school. Mayor Mauri­cio G. Do­mo­gan, in an an­nounce­ment posted on his so­cial me­dia page Tues­day morn­ing, said: “Classes… in the City of Baguio are sus­pended from Tues­day to Wed­nes­day due to the in­flux of tourists… as felt yes­ter­day with the ASEAN Sum­mit hap­pen­ing in Manila and Clark.” Baguio, known as the sum­mer cap­i­tal of the Philip­pines, is lo­cated about 250 kilo­me­ters north of Metro Manila. So­cial me­dia posts by Baguio res­i­dents re­ferred to the grid­lock as ‘car­maged­don.’

THE SUPREME COURT’s sum­mer res­i­dence along Ses­sion Road, Baguio City.

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