Palace declares work suspension for ASEAN Summit

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 21) — Malacañang has declared work suspension for the ASEAN Summit on April 27 and 28.

Work will be suspended on April 27 for government offices in Manila, Makati, and Pasay, according to Memorandum Circular 18 issued by Malacañang on Friday.

April 28 was declared a non-working day by Malacañang, suspending classes and work in Metro Manila.


Meanwhile, local government units and private offices have the option to declare a non-working holiday on April 29.


Manila will host the first of two gatherings of 10 leaders for the 30th ASEAN Summit. It will be held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay on April 26 to 29.

About 4,000 personnel from the police, military, emergency response units, and related agencies will be deployed during the Summit.

This story was updated on April 25, 2017 to reflect Malacañang's announcement of non-working day on April 28.