The Office of the President issued the Memorandum Circular No. 55 (s.2018) regarding the suspension of work on December 26 in the government offices throughout the country.
Details of Government Work Suspension on December 26
Further to Proclamation Nos. 269 (s.2017) and 555 (s.2018) issued by the President declaring 25 December 2018 (Christmas Day) and 01 January 2019 (New Year’s Day) as a Regular Holidays, respectively, and Memorandum Circular No. 54 (s.2018) suspending work in the government offices on 02 January 2019, and in order to give the employees of the government full opportunity to celebrate such holiday with their families and loved ones, work in the government offices throughout the country, including government-owned-or-controlled corporations, government financial institutions, state universities and colleges, local government units, and other agencies and instrumentalities, is hereby suspended on 26 December 2018.
However, those agencies whose functions involved the delivery of basic and health services, preparedness/response to disasters and calamities, and/or the performance of other vital services shall continue with their operations and render the necessary services.
The suspension of work on the same date in other branches of the government an independent commissions or bodies, as well as private companies and offices, is left to sound discretion of their respective heads/management.