Malacañang has suspended work in government offices under the executive on December 26, 2018.
Memorandum Circular No. 37, signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, “work in government offices throughout the country, including government-owned or -controlled corporations, government financial institutions, state universities and colleges, local government units, and other agencies and instrumentalities, is also suspended on 26 December 2018.”
The suspension of gov’t work seeks to give government employees “full opportunity to celebrate the holidays with their loved ones.”
“However, those agencies whose functions involve the delivery of basic and health services, preparedness/response to disaster s and calamities, and/or performance of other vital services shall continue with their operations and render the necessary services,” the memorandum reads.
The Palace earlier suspended government work on January 2, 2019, which falls on a Wednesday. December 25 (Christmas Day) and January 1 (New Year’s Day) are regular holidays.
Both days – December 26 and January 2 – fall on a Tuesday and are preceded by a regular holiday.