#SONA2013: No elementary, HS classes in QC
MANILA, Philippines - There will be no classes Monday, July 22, in elementary and high schools in Quezon City, the city government said, as part of preparations for the State of the Nation Address.
"The Mayor's decision to suspend classes is for the safety and security of the students and to minimize the congestion of traffic particularly near the SONA venue," the Quezon City government said in its announcement, posted on its official website.
The SONA is held annually at the Batasang Pambansa in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.
The Batasan branch of the Quezon City Polytechnic University (QCPU) has also suspended classes Monday.
"[The] QC Government has left the decision to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in suspending the classes of other QC colleges and universities," the announcement said. - Rappler.com