The Palace declared on Tuesday that work in government offices and classes in public schools will be suspended starting Wednesday at 12 noon to allow workers and students plentiful of time to prepare for the observance of Lent.
The signed memorandum released by the Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea read, “Work in government offices, including government-owned and controlled corporations and local government units, and classes in all public schools and state universities are hereby suspended on Wednesday, 28 March 2018, starting at 12 o’clock noon to enable government workers to prepare for the observance of Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday) and Good Friday.”
Government agencies whose functions cover “law enforcement, response action to disasters and calamities, and/or performance of other vital services” are required to render services or perform adjustments, the document read.
Malacañang stated that suspension of work in other departments of government and private firms will depend on their respective administrators.
Source: ABS-CBN News