Netizens are searching the internet if November 13-15, 2017 2017 are special non-working holidays in Metro Manila. for the 31st ASEAN summit. The answer is that the 31st ASEAN summit and related meeting days in November have not been declared yet as a special non-working holidays.
Malacañang clarified on Wednesday that no official announcement has been issued yet. “On ASEAN holiday. No official issuance yet. Will post once provided,” Malacañang said in response to a photo of a memorandum dated September 7 circulating on social media sites declaring a “special non-working holiday” on November 13-15.
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The said memorandum was addressed to Undersecretary Catalino S. Cuy, Chair, Committee on Security, Peace and Order, and Emergency Preparedness and Response (CSPOEPR) from Amb. Marciano A. Paynor, Jr., Director-Gineral for Operations, ASEAN 2017 NOC with the subject, “Declaration of Special Non-Working Holiday of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits, 13-15 November 2017.”
The memorandum said:
“The Office of the Director-General for Operations (ODGO) would like to inform the Committee on Security, Peace and Order, and Emergency Preparedness and Response (CSPOEPR) that through the Executive Secretary, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has given his go signal to declare the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits on 13-15 November as special non-working holidays in Metro Manila.
In line with this, CSPOEPR many now inform its attached agencies of the said declaration, for planning purposes.
For your appropriate action.”
The 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits will be held together with ASEAN dialogue partners Australia, Canada, China, the European union, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea and the United States.
In April this year, Malacañang had declared work suspension for the ASEAN Summit on April 27 and 28.
Work was suspended on April 27 for government offices in Manila, Makati, and Pasay, according to Memorandum Circular 18 issued by Malacañang while April 28 was declared a non-working day by Malacañang, suspending classes and work in Metro Manila.
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