Malacañang declared April 27 and 28 as non-working holidays on some parts of Metro Manila in line with the schedule of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Pasay City.
Under the authority of President Rodrigo Duterte, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea declared the holiday through Memorandum Circular No 18.
It is stated in the memorandum that on Thursday, April 27, a non-working holiday would apply to all government offices in the cities of Manila, Makati and Pasay, however, non-working holiday on April 28 would only apply to private offices in the Metro.
Prior to the declared holidays, the suspension of classes in Manila, Makati and Pasay will be left to the discretion of their school heads, on the other hand, classes in public and private schools on all levels in Metro Manila would be suspended on April 28.
Suspension of work on April 29, Saturday, was left to the discretion of the affected local government units (LGUs) and employers.
The Asean Summit and Related meetings will be held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City on April 26 to 29. Other leaders of the member-states of the Asean and diplomats are expected to attend the summit.