MANILA (UPDATE) - Malacañang has declared Nov. 13, 14, and 15 as special non-working days in Metro Manila, Bulacan, and Pampanga due to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings.
“The ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council has recommended that 13-15 November 2017 be declared as special (non-working) days in the NCR and the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga, as these areas will be directly affected by the said activities,” according to President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation No. 332.
Mayors from Metro Manila had earlier agreed to suspend classes in all levels on November 16 and 17 due to the 31st ASEAN Summit.
This means there will be no classes in all levels in Metro Manila from November 13 (Monday) to November 17 (Friday).
The Philippines chairs the ASEAN this year and will host various activities and meetings.
The 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings are scheduled to take place from November 10 to 14 in Clark, Pampanga and the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.
The 31st ASEAN summit is expected to gather top officials of Southeast Asia and its partner countries, including US President Donald Trump.