#WalangPasok: Class, work suspensions for Thursday, October 31, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Classes and work are suspended in several schools and government offices on October 31 (Thursday) in observance of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, collectively known to Filipinos as Undas.
#WalangPasok: Class, work suspensions for Thursday, October 31, 2019

November 1, 2019 (Friday) was declared special non-working holiday for All Saint’s Day. President Rodrigo Duterte also added November 2 (Saturday) a non-working holiday for All Souls' Day per Proclamation No. 555.

READ: LIST: 2019 Holidays, Long Weekends in the Philippines

November 2 was added “to strengthen family ties by providing more time for the traditional All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day... will promote domestic tourism as well.”

READ: November 2019 holidays: DOLE pay rules out

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Wednesday declared half-day work in government offices on October 31, 2019 (Thursday), starting 12:00 pm onwards in observance of the All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day.

#WalangPasok: Class, work suspensions for Thursday, October 31, 2019
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Here's the live list of class, work suspensions for Thursday, October 31, 2019 (refresh page for the updates):

  • Government offices nationwide - half-day suspension per MC No. 69; except for those involved in the delivery of basic and health services, preparedness and response to disasters and calamities, and the performance of other vital services.
  • Civil Service Commission - No work in CSC central and regional offices (NOTE: previously scheduled activities such as training programs and meetings with other government agencies will not be canceled)
  • DepEd - no classes in all public schools and work in all its offices tomorrow, Oct. 31, 2019, at 12:00 pm. Suspension in private schools is left to the discretion of their respective school administrations.

  • Manila - all levels in public and private schools, local government offices
  • Dagupan City, Pangasinan - all levels, private and public schools; Special non-working day for all government offices
  • Province of Isabela - special non-working holiday on October 31
  • Tuguegarao City - half-day suspension (all levels, public and private; work in all government offices)
  • Zamboanga del Sur - Work in government offices excluding frontline services at the Zamboanga del Sur Medical Center and Malasakit Center, and security units


It is expected that more Filipinos will travel back to their respective provinces and municipalities to visit their departed loved ones.

This is a developing story. More information coming up. Stay tuned for the updates.

— The Summit Express

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