Palace shortens gov't work on Oct. 31 for Undas

Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 30 2019 11:52 AM | Updated as of Oct 30 2019 12:37 PM

MANILA (UPDATE) - Work in government offices on Thursday, Oct. 31, will only be up to 12 noon to give employees ample time to prepare for All Saints' Day, Malacañang announced Wednesday.

Suspension of classes in private schools and work in private companies is meanwhile left to the discretion of their respective heads or employers, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said in memorandum circular no. 69 issues on Wednesday.

The Palace, however, clarified that agencies whose functions involve the delivery of basic and health services, as well as disaster response, would continue with their operations.

President Rodrigo Duterte earlier declared Nov. 1 and 2 as special non-working holidays to allow Filipinos to commemorate the Christian festival of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.