Published: Thursday 14 December, 2017

#WalangPasok Dec. 26 & Jan. 2 Declared Special Holidays in Government Offices

Government employees will have two extra holidays this Christmas season. Malacanang declared December 26 and January 2 as ‘holidays’ to allow them to have a longer break.

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Malacanang cancelled work in government offices on December 26 and January 2.

In a memorandum issued on Thursday, Malacanang suspended work in government offices on the said dates. Work suspension for private companies are left to the discretion of their respective managements.

The work suspension, however, does not cover government personnel engaged in basic health and emergency services to the public.

“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,” said the memo signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.

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Likewise, work in all courts has been suspended for December 26 and January 2 as announced by Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.