#WALANGPASOK: December 26, 2018

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The Palace has once again declared #WALANGPASOK on December 26, 2018. The said suspension of Government work was issued on Memorandum Circular No. 55 following the suspension of work on January 2, 2019 as stated in Memorandum Circular No. 54.

The Memorandum Circular No. 55 was signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on December 21 stating that “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.”

Here’s the Memorandum Circular No. 54:

The said suspension 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.

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