#WalangPasok: Work, class suspensions
LATEST UPDATE: October 30, 2019 - 11:51am
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October 30, 2019

Malacañang announces half-day government work for Thursday, October 31.

September 23, 2019

Some local government units issued advisories dismissing government office work and classes in the afternoon of September 23, Monday in observance of the Family Week celebration.

The same-day suspension of classes and work was prompted by the Civil Service Commission's Memorandum 53 which urges agencies and public schools to spend time with the families over meals.

May 29, 2019

As the Muslim community marks the end of ramadan, the Malacañang announces suspension of classes and work nationwide on June 5, Wednesday, for Eid’l ftr.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea reportedly said President Rodrigo Duterte declared June 5 a special non-working holiday.

Palace has yet to release the copy of the proclamation paper. — Rosette Adel

May 9, 2019

Malacañang declares May 13 as a special non-working holiday due to the midterm elections.

January 8, 2019

The Senate announces work suspension in the upper chamber on January 9 due to traslacion.



December 19, 2018

The Supreme Court announces the suspension of work in all courts nationwide on Dec. 26, 2018 and Jan. 2, 2019 to allow officials and personnel of the judiciary "full opportunity to celebrate the holidays with their families."

November 28, 2018

Christmas break in public elementary and high schools will begin on December 15 instead of December 22. Classes will resume on Jan. 2, 2019.

Last day of classes will remain unchanged on April 5, 2019.



November 26, 2018

Adamson University announces classes and work suspension on Wednesday, November 28 from noon onwards amid the scheduled semi-final game between their Soaring Falcons and the University of the Philippines at the Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City.

The Adamson Soaring Falcons and UP Fighting Maroons are set to battle for a do-or-die game on Wednesday to secure the finals slot for the 81st UAAP men’s basketball tournament.

November 19, 2018

Work in all Manila courts, including the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, are suspended on Tuesday, November 20, due to the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio made the order after Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada released his Executive Order No. 41, series of 2018 last Friday suspending classes and work in the city.

Estrada released the order upon the recommendation of the Manila Police District to ensure public order and safety. Xi is set to visit Malacañan and ??????attend a wreath-laying ceremony in Rizal Monument, Luneta Park.

October 31, 2018

Malacañang suspends government work from 3 p.m. onwards to allow government employees to observe All Saint's Day and to allow them to travel to and from different regions.

Palace clarified that suspension of classes in private schools and works in private companies and offices are left to the discretion of their respective heads.

October 30, 2018

The Supreme Court announces half-day suspension of courts nationwide on October 31.

The SC Public Information Office says that courts across the country will only be open in the morning “in order to allow court personnel to more fully observe All Saints’ Day.”

October 29, 2018

The local government unit of Aringay, La Union announces afternoon classes are suspended due to Typhoon Rosita (International name: Yutu.)

According to Public Information Agency Region 1, afternoon classes from pre-school to high schol in Aringay are now suspended.

September 20, 2018

Manila City Mayor Joseph Estrada suspends classes in all levels, public and private, on September 21, Friday, by executive order.

The class suspensions are in anticipation of protests and other activities marking the 46th year of the declaration of martial law by Ferdinand Marcos in 1972.

August 13, 2018

House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo calls off work at the House of Representatives due to the bad weather.

However, the Office of the House Speaker said skeletal force is in effect to support the committing hearings that will proceed.

August 13, 2018

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio suspends work at the Supreme Court and lower courts in the National Capital Judicial Region starting noon.

The work suspension covers the Court of Appeals, Court of Tax Appeals and Sandiganbayan.

Meanwhile, executive judges of trial courts are given discretion to suspend work in their areas.

Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III also suspends work at the Senate starting 11:00 a.m.

READ: Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for August 13

August 3, 2018

The local government of Quezon City announces suspension of classes in all levels, both in public and private schools due to heavy traffic caused by flooding.

July 22, 2018

Sandiganbayan announces that work is suspended on Monday, July 23, in view of the State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista last Friday also announced that classes in all levels in both private and public schools on Monday are canceled in the city due to SONA.

Meanwhile, other local government units suspended classes and government work due to the inclement weather and flood brought about by Tropical Depression Josie.

View the updated list here: Class, work suspensions for July 23


July 17, 2018

Palace announces the suspension of classes in public schools and work in government offices in Metro Manila amid the heavy downpour due to Tropical Storm Henry.

The cancellation of classes and work will be effective at 1 p.m.

June 24, 2018

Classes in some towns and cities are suspended on Monday, June 25 due to the scheduled transport strike.

San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez, on the other hand, announced class suspensions in elementary and high school in all public schools in San Juan City on Monday following the street dancing competition held Sunday. The competition is part of the celebration of the Wattah Wattah Festival or traditional ‘Basaan’ in the city for the feast day of St. John the Baptist.

Here's a list of towns, cities and schools that canceled classes on Monday, June 25:

All levels

  • Legazpi City

  • Ligao City 

  • Camalig 

  • Daraga

  • Guinobatan

  • Jovellar

  • Polangui

Work and classes

  • University of Santo Tomas 

  • Polytechnic Institute of Tabaco

  • Divine Word College of Legazpi

Elementary and High School

  • San Juan City
June 11, 2018

Malacañang announces that work in the executive department and classes in all levels in Metro Manila are suspended starting 3 p.m. today, June 11, due to the bad weather.

The Palace says agencies of the government involved in the delivery of basic and health services, disaster preparedness, and other vital services shall continue with their operations.

It adds that it leaves the suspension of work for private companies and offices to the sound discretion of their companies or employers. — with Alexis Romero

June 11, 2018

The Supreme Court Public Information Office announces work suspension in all courts in the National Capital Region due to inclement weather.

In an advisory, SC spokesperson Theodore Te says that Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio directed half day work (until noon only) on Monday. For courts outside the NCR, work suspensions are left to the discretion of executive judges, Te adds.

June 10, 2018

Quezon City government announces suspension of classes in all levels in Quezon City on Monday due to the inclement weather.

Typhoon Domeng earlier exited the Philippine Area of Responsbility but the state weather bureau said monsoon rains will continue until early next week.

March 23, 2018

The Supreme Court Public Information Office announces that all courts nationwide will only be open for half a day on Holy Wednesday, March 28.

Meanwhile, courts located in cities and municipalities where the local government has ordered work suspensions for a full day on Wednesday will also be closed the whole day as courthouses are inside government-owned or controlled buildings.



March 20, 2018

Despite transport group's announcement that there is no planned strike today, Malacañang pushed through with its plan to suspend classes in Metro Manila today, March 20, 2018.

"In view of actual and/or imminent threats posed by some groups, we are suspending classes at all levels in Metro Manila," the Palace's statement claims.

"The President has instructed that he will suspend even with the slightest threat of a strike to ensure the protection and well-being of students," it adds.

A number of local government units and academic institutions announced suspension of classes in view of the transport strike slated Monday.

Members of transport Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide
or Piston are set to stage a transport strike to protest the government’s plan to phase out jeepneys aged 15 years and older. The Transportation department said this is to modernize the transport vehicles and make them environment-friendly to passengers.

Below appears the list of class cancellations on March 19 Monday, as of 12:00 a.m. today:

All levels

  • De La Salle College of St. Benilde
  • De La Salle University - Taft, Manila; Makati City, Bonifacio Global City
  • Far Eastern University - Manila, Makati City, High School (Manila campus)
  • St. Paul University- Manila
  • Quezon City
  • San Pablo
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