Malacanang declares April 28 a non-working holiday in M. Manila

(Eagle News) — Malacanang on Friday declared April 28 as a nonworking holiday in Metro Manila.

Based on Malacanang’s memorandum circular, work in government and private offices in the metropolis was suspended on that day to give way to the series of activities to be held in connection with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit.

Also suspended on April 28 are classes at all levels in public and private schools in the metro.

The Supreme Court also suspended work for all courts in Metro Manila on that day.

The Palace, through the memorandum signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, also declared April 27, Thursday, as a nonworking holiday, but this applies only to those working in government offices in Manila, Makati and Pasay.

The High Court has opted to suspend work in all courts in the three cities on that day.

“The suspension of work in the private sector and in places other than those indicated above is left to the discretion of their respective local government units and/or employers based on their assessment of the scheduled activities from 24-30 April 2017 and the security and traffic management plan which shall be implemented on the said dates,” Malacanang  said.

It added the suspension of classes in Manila, Makati and Pasay on April 27 shall also “be left to the discretion of their respective heads.”

“This circular shall take effect immediately,” the Palace said.