WalangPasok – April 5: Palace Suspends Government Work in the Afternoon

#Walangpasok: April 5. Malacañang announced on Friday that work in government offices will be suspended on April 5 beginning at 12 p.m.

The Presidential Communications Office stated that the purpose of this statement is to ” give government employees ample time to travel to and from different regions in the country ” during Holy Week 2023.

There will be much longer holidays including the weekends of April 8 and 9. This is because April 6 – Maundy Thursday – April 7 – Good Friday – and April 10 – Araw ng Kagitingan – are regular holidays.According to Memorandum Circular No. 16 from the Office of the President:

To provide government employees full opportunity to properly observe 06-07 April 2023,  regular holidays, and to allow them to travel to and from the different regions in the  country, work in government offices on 05 April 2023 is hereby suspended from 12:00 o’clock in the afternoon onwards.

However, those 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 operations and render the necessary services.

The suspension of work in private companies and offices is left to the sound discretion of their respective employers.

This Circular shall take effect immediately.


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