#WalangPasok: Malacañang Suspends Classes in Public Schools and Work in Government Offices on January 2, 2019, (Wednesday)
Manila, Philippines – Malacañang Palace announced that there will be no classes in public schools and work is suspended in government offices throughout the country on January 2, 2019 (Wednesday).
According to the Memorandum Circular No. 54 which was signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Dec. 17, 2018 “work in government offices throughout the country, including government-owned or controlled corporations, government financial institutions, state universities and colleges, local government units, and other agencies and instrumentalities, is hereby suspended on 2 January 2019.”
Malacanang said that the work suspension would give government employees the “full opportunity to celebrate” the New Year’s Day (January 1, 2019) holiday, which falls on a Tuesday.
“However, those 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 shall continue with their operations and render the necessary services,” Malacañang said.
No Classes Announcement
DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones recently announced the nationwide suspension of classes from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in public schools on Jan 2, 2019, a day after the New Year festivities. The suspension of classes in private schools is left to the discretion of their respective school administration, the memorandum states.
The suspension of work in private companies and offices will be under the discretion of their company heads, according to the memorandum.
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