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Walang pasok! Palace suspends gov’t work starting Holy Wednesday noon

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By Prince Golez

Malacanang ordered the suspension of work in government offices nationwide beginning 12 noon to give public servants ample time to prepare for the Holy Week break.

“To provide government employees full opportunity to properly observe 18-19 April 2019, regular holidays, and to allow them to travel to and from the different regions in the country, work in government offices on 17 April 2019 is hereby suspended from 12:00 o’clock in the afternoon onwards,” Memorandum Circular (MC) 60 said.

MC 16 was signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea by the authority of the President on April 17.

The memorandum, however, directed agencies involved in the delivery of basic and health services, preparedness or response to disasters and calamities, and performance of other vital services to “continue with their operations and render the necessary services.”

The suspension of work in private sector offices is left to the sound discretion of their respective heads or employers, said Medialdea.

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