As announced by Office of the President, there will be no classes throughout the National Capital Region (NCR) from November 17 to 20 due to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ meeting.
For the public sector, work is suspended from November 17 to 20. Despite the suspension, frontline and basic services provided by the government will continue operating.
For the private sector, work is suspended on November 18 and 19.
The Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education have both declared that there classes are suspended from November 17 to 20 for all levels.
The Enabling Documents suspending classes and work in Metro Manila:
- Proclamation No. 1072, s. 2015 — November 18 and 19, all sectors
- Memorandum Circular No. 84, s. 2015 — November 17 and 20, government workers
- DepEd Memorandum — November 17 and 20, for schools offering basic education
- Ched Memorandum — November 17 and 20, for Colleges and Universities
The work and class suspension is expected to ease traffic in Metro Manila and accommodate the safety of the visiting leaders of the 21 partner economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.
APEC consists of 21 member-economies including developed and developing countries namely: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Canada, United States, Chinese Taipei, People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Chile, Peru, Russia, and Vietnam.
The meeting will be held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.
GOV.PH / CHED / DWDD/CNN Philippines