Palace declares half-day work for gov’t offices on Oct. 31

Domestic Affairs

MANILA -- MalacaAang suspended work for government offices on Thursday, October 31 to give workers time to prepare for the observance of All Saints' Day, November 1.

The work suspension is contained in Memorandum Circular 69, signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Wednesday.

To provide government employees full opportunity to properly observe All Saints' Day (01 November 2019) and to allow them to travel to and from the different regions in the country, work in government offices on 31 October 2019 is hereby suspended from 12 noon onwards, the memorandum read.

Agencies whose functions involve the delivery of basic and health services, preparedness/response to disasters and calamities and/or the performance of other vital services will continue to operate and render the necessary services.

Public schools and universities, including the University of the Philippines (UP), have already suspended classes on October 31, starting noontime.

However, MalacaAang said it will be up to private schools and companies to declare suspension of work.

The suspension of classes in private schools and work in private companies and offices are left to the sound discretion of their respective heads or employers, it added. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency