Work and class suspensions in NCR for APEC

Given the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation – Economic Leaders’ Meeting, which will be held on November 18 and 19 in Metro Manila, the Philippine government has suspended work and class in the National Capital Region on the following dates:Banner_APECSUSPENSION_151005_1715_FeaturedImage


For the public sector, work is suspended from November 17 to 20. Despite the suspension, frontline and basic services provided by the government will continue operating.

For the private sector, work is suspended on November 18 and 19.

The Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education have both declared that classes are suspended from November 17 to 20 for all levels.

The work and class suspension is expected to ease traffic in Metro Manila and accommodate the safety of the visiting leaders of the 21 partner economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.

The Enabling Documents suspending classes and work in Metro Manila

Proclamation No. 1072, s. 2015 — November 18 and 19, all sectors

Memorandum Circular No. 84, s. 2015  — November 17 and 20, government workers

DepEd Memorandum — November 17 and 20, for schools offering basic education

Ched Memorandum — November 17 and 20, for Colleges and Universities

Exemptions and conditions

  • Government agencies directly involved in basic services and in the APEC activities are to continue their operations.
  • For affected local government units, the suspension is voluntary, based on an assessment of scheduled activities and traffic schemes.
  • For the private sector, the suspension is voluntary, based an assessment of scheduled activities and traffic schemes.