By Erma Edera
Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada has declared class suspension in all levels, including summer and remedial classes in the city after an earthquake hit the central part of Luzon on Monday afternoon.
Estrada said the suspension was issued “upon the recommendation of Manila Risk Reduction Management Office Chief Col. Felix Abad to conduct the inspection in infrastructures and buildings in the city.”
The Manila mayor said that he wanted to ensure the safety of students in anticipation of possible aftershocks.
The city mayor, however, left to the discretion of private companies and national government agencies whether to declare the suspension of work.
He also said that he ordered the city engineering officials to conduct inspections to all government in facilities such as the city hall, sports complex, health centers, business establishments, and city hospitals.