#WalangPasok: Class, work suspensions for October 31, 2023

MANILA, Philippines – Some local government units have announced suspension of classes and work on October 31, 2023 (Tuesday) to give students and workers ample time to prepare for the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

#WalangPasok: Class, work suspensions for October 31, 2023

On October 27, Baguio City Public Information Office declared cancellation of classes in all levels for both public and private schools for October 31. In addition, work in all offices and departments of the city government of Baguio are suspended at 1 pm onwards for the observance of Undas.

Meanwhile, the Office of the President (OP) released on Friday a memorandum circular, allowing work from home arrangement for government employees and asynchronous classes for public schools on Tuesday, October 31.

“In order to provide government employees full opportunity to properly observe All Saints’ Day on 01 November 2023, and to allow them to travel to and from the different regions in the country, work from home arrangement in government offices shall be implemented, and asynchronous classes in public schools shall be conducted on 31 October 2023,” Memorandum Circular No. 38 signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin stated.

But Executive Secretary Bersamin clarified that government agencies whose functions involve 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 usual operations and render the necessary services in person.

Executive Secretary Bersamin also clarified that “a similar arrangement for work in private companies and classes in private schools is left to the discretion of their respective heads.

Class and work suspensions for Tuesday, October 31, 2023:

Baguio City - classes in all levels; work in government offices starting 1pm

Nationwide - shift to asynchronous classes for public schools, work from home setup in government offices

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