#WalangPasok: Palace suspends gov’t work on December 26, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang Palace on Friday, December 21, announced the suspension of work in government offices nationwide on December 26, 2018 (Wednesday).
#WalangPasok: Palace suspends gov’t work on December 26, 2018

Memorandum Circular No. 55, signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, stated that suspension would give government employees "full opportunity to celebrate the holiday with their families and loved ones."

“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 suspended on 26 December 2018.”

The memorandum added "those agencies whose functions involve the delivery of basic and health services, preparedness/response to disaster s and calamities, and/or performance of other vital services shall continue with their operations and render the necessary services."

"The suspension of work on the same date in other branches of government and in independent commissions or bodies, as well as in private companies and offices, is left to the sound discretion of their respective heads/management," the Palace added.

Here's the copy of Memorandum Circular No. 55:

#WalangPasok: Palace suspends gov’t work on December 26, 2018

The Palace on Monday suspended government work on January 2, 2019, which falls on a Wednesday.

December 25 (Christmas Day) and January 1 (New Year’s Day) are regular holidays.

— The Summit Express

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