Suspension of work in government offices in NCR, some Luzon provinces (August 7, 2012)

MalacaƱang has issued Memorandum Circular No. 33 at around 2 a.m. Tuesday for the suspension of work in government offices and college classes in Metro Manila and other Luzon provinces on August 7, 2012.


Here’s the full text of the memo for reference and information dissemination purposes:

Memorandum Circular No. 33, s. 2012

Office of the President
of the Philippines


Upon the recommendation of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and in view of the continuing inclement weather brought about by southwest monsoon (habagat), work in government offices and classes in college level in the National Capital Region and the provinces of Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal are hereby suspended today, 07 August 2012.

However, those agencies whose functions involve the delivery of basic and health services, preparedness/response to disasters and calamities, and/or the performance of other vital public services shall continue with their operations and render the necessary services.

This Circular shall take effect immediately.

By authority of the President:

Executive Secretary

Manila, 07 August 2012.

Meanwhile, labor secretary Rosalinda Baldoz in an interview on ABS-CBN’s “Umagang Kay Ganda” said that as long as there is no issuance coming from MalacaƱang, suspension of work in private companies is management’s discretion.

Baldoz advised workers of private entities to call their respective offices.

Earlier, work at the Senate and House of Representatives as well as the Supreme Court and all trial courts in Metro Manila have been suspended.

Update: Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. has suspended work in private offices in Metro Manila and nearby provinces in Luzon. Click here for more information.