Published: Wednesday 20 September, 2017

#WalangPasok It’s Official! Classes & Work Cancelled on September 21 BUT…

Malacanang has finally declared the cancellation of work and classes on September 21. Finally, the #WalangPasok President Duterte has been teasing us about for the past few days has materialized. However, September 21 is still NOT a holiday, and #WalangPasok does not cover everyone.


#WalangPasok on September 21 is now official!

Classes are cancelled for September 21 but only for PUBLIC schools. Work is also suspended but only for GOV’T. OFFICES. Suspension of classes and work in private schools and companies are left to the discretion of their respective administrations.

“[September 21] is not a special non-working holiday. And we expect the proclamation shortly. However, the Acting Executive Secretary will issue a memorandum circular suspending work in government offices—both national And local—as well as classes in all public schools, state colleges and universities,” said Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella.

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“Suspension of work in private companies and classes in private schools in the affected areas is left to the discretion of their responsive heads,” Abella added.

On Monday, Duterte said he might declare September 21 a special holiday as a ‘national day of protest’ in light of the planned mass actions of several groups on the anniversary of martial law. The president said these planned rallies will cause disruptions in parts of the country and he was thinking of declaring a holiday so that everybody who wants to join the protests can do so.

#WalangPasok September 21

Several private schools have already announced that they, too, would cancel classes on Thursday:

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Angelicum College Quezon City
Colegio de San Juan de Letran
Colegio San Agustin-Makati
De La Salle Santiago Zobel
Lourdes School Quezon City
Manila Tytana Colleges
Mapua University – Intramuros and Makati campus
Mariano Marcos State University
National Teachers College
Poveda College
San Beda College-Manila
San Sebastian College
St James Academy Malabon
St Paul College Pasig
St Scholastica’s College Manila
St Stephen’s High School
Tiong Se Academy
University of Santo Tomas
Xavier School San Juan
Xavier School Nuvali

ALL private schools on Davao City