Memorandum Circular No. 18

Upon the recommendation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 2017 National Organizing Council – Office of the Director-General for Operations and the Metro Manila Development Authority, work in the government and private sectors in the following areas on the dates indicated below is hereby suspended in view of the activities directly connected with the Philippine hosting of the 30th ASEAN Summit.

Area/Locality Sector Date
PICC Complex, Pasay City Government 24-30 April 2017
CCP Complex, Pasay City Government 28-30 April 2017
Cities of Pasay, Makati & Manila Government 27 April 2017
Metro Manila Government & Private 28 April 2017

To ensure uninterrupted delivery of public service, transactions with front line government offices, located inside the PICC and CCP Complex, may be processed in other business and/or satellite offices of said agencies.

Government agencies involved in the delivery of basic services, including security and safety, health, and emergency preparedness, and those directly involved in the conduct of various ASEAN meetings and related activities, shall remain open and perform their normal functions.

The suspension of work in the private sector and in places other than those indicated above is left to the discretion of their respective local government units and/or employers based on their assessment of the scheduled activities from 24-30 April 2017, and the security and traffic management plan which shall be implemented on the said dates.

For educational institutions:

Area/Locality  School Date Action
Pasay, Makati & Manila all levels public & private 27 April 2017 discretion of respective heads
Metro Mainla all levels public & private 28 April 2017  suspended

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Author: Atty. James Biron
Atty. James S. Biron is a corporate lawyer specializing in foreign investments, trade, mergers and acquisitions, planning and financing of projects and capital raising. Clients served include real estate, construction, energy, information technology, agriculture, education, medical and casino gaming companies.

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