PCOO: Sept. 21 work suspension only covers executive branch

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 20 2017 09:56 AM

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) on Wednesday clarified that the memorandum circular on the Day of Protest only covers the executive branch of government.

This includes local government units and public schools at all levels, including state- and LGU-universities and colleges/technical and vocational schools.

"The other branches of government where the executive branch has no jurisdiction is not covered by the MC," the PCOO said in a statement posted on its website.

Government employees who will report for work on September 21 shall be remunerated through compensatory time-off for hours of work rendered, per Civil Service Commission (CSC) rules and regulations.

Meanwhile, suspension of work in the private sector and classes in private schools in the affected areas is left to the sound discretion of their respective heads.

Malacañang has suspended government work and classes in public schools to give way to the expected mass actions on Thursday, which marks the 45th anniversary of the Marcos-era martial law declaration.