#WalangPasok: Class suspensions on November 16-17, 2017 for ASEAN Summit


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MANILA, Philippines — The Metro Manila Council (MMC) officially announced on Tuesday, October 10 the cancellation of classes on November 16 and 17, 2017 (Thursday and Friday) due to the country's hosting of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions on November 16-17, 2017 for ASEAN Summit

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairperson Danilo Lim said Metro Manila mayors “unanimously moved for the suspension of classes on November 16-17 for the ASEAN,” as agreed during the 9th MMC Meeting.


The suspension of classes covered private and public schools in Caloocan, Las Pinas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Paranaque, Pasay, Pasig, Pateros, Quezon City, San Juan, Taguig and Valenzuela.

Meanwhile, suspension of government work in NCR, will come from Malacañang, the council clarified.

In addition, there's no word yet from the Palace if November 13, 14, and 15 will be declared non-working holidays in Metro Manila and in other parts of the country.

READ: Holiday? Palace may suspend work, classes in selected areas for November 10-14, 2017 ASEAN Summit

On November 10- 14, 2017, the Philippines is set to host the ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings at the Clark Field, Pampanga.

Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella said US President Donald Trump will visit the country this November. Trump's visit underscores the improving PH-US ties and President Duterte is looking forward to welcoming the US President in Manila.

The Philippines’ year-long and third ASEAN Chairmanship in 2017 coincides with the regional bloc’s 50th founding anniversary. It will be held together with ASEAN dialogue partners Australia, Canada, China, the European union, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea and the United States.

List of holidays in October and November 2017

Based on Proclamation No. 50 issued by Malacañang, the following dates are the official holidays this month and in November:

  • October 31 (Tuesday) – Special non-working holiday (to give time to families to prepare for All Saints Day)
  • November 1 (Wednesday) – Special non-working holiday, All Saints Day
  • November 16 - 17 (Thursday and Friday) – 31st ASEAN Summit
  • November 30 (Thursday) – Regular holiday, Bonifacio Day

READ: #WalangPasok: October 12, 16, 17, 19, 20, 2017 special holiday declared in selected areas

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