The Office of the President issued the Memorandum Circular No. 54 (s.2018) regarding the suspension of work in the government offices throughout the country.
Details of Government Work Suspension on January 2
Further to Proclamation No. 555 (s.2018) issued by the President declaring 01 January 2019 (New Year’s Day) as a Regular Holiday, 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 02 January 2019.
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.