WALANG PASOK: Marcos suspends classes, gov’t work in NCR on July 24, 2023

MANILA, Philippines – To ensure the safety of the public from the effects of typhoon ‘Egay’ and to alleviate the effects of the scheduled 72-hour transport strike, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has approved the suspension of classes and work in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Monday, July 24, 2023.

“In view of the forecasted inclement weather brought about by Typhoon ‘Egay’ and the scheduled seventy-two (72)-hour transport strike in Metro Manila, work in government offices and classes in public schools at all levels in the National Capital Region are hereby suspended on 24 July 2023,” a memorandum circular dated July 21 and signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin stated.

Marcos suspends classes, gov’t work in NCR on July 24, 2023

Executive Secretary Bersamin, however, clarified that government agencies that are involved in 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.

The Executive Secretary also clarified that the suspension of work for private companies and classes in private schools is left to the discretion of their respective heads.

President Marcos is set to deliver his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City.

The President delivers the SONA every year, usually held every last Monday of July, to report the state of the country, unveil the administration’s agenda, and ask Congress to pass priority measures.

— The Summit Express

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