Digong poised to sus­pend gov’t work, classes on Sept. 21

Tempo - - News - (Ar­gyll Cyrus B. Ge­ducos)

Pres­i­dent Duterte may de­clare a suspension of classes and gov­ern­ment work on Septem­ber 21 due to the looming mas­sive demon­stra­tions on that day.

Septem­ber 21, 2017, Thurs­day, marks the 45th an­niver­sary of the dec­la­ra­tion of mar­tial law by the late Pres­i­dent Mar­cos.

Ac­cord­ing to De­fense Sec­re­tary Delfin Loren­zana, Duterte is keen on declar­ing a hol­i­day when mas­sive protests are held by dif­fer­ent leftist groups but did not spec­ify the date.

In an in­ter­view over state-run PTV-4 Thurs­day night, Duterte said that he is "or­der­ing a hol­i­day" at this early stage so no one will get hurt dur­ing the mas­sive demon­stra­tions.

"At this early, I am an­nounc­ing that I am or­der­ing a hol­i­day para walang masak­tan, walang ano kung may demon­stra­tion diyan, magk­ag­ulo," said Duterte.

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