Malacañang Palace on Friday April 21, 2017 has announced that it is suspending work on April 27 and 28 in parts of Metro Manila in connection with the country’s hosting of the 2017 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and its related ministerial meetings.
In a memorandum circular released Friday, it said that work in government and private sectors will be suspended in view of the activities directly connected to the country’s hosting of the 30th ASEAN summit.
Concerned areas regarding the suspension are Pasay City, Makati and Manila both private and public sectors on April 27, 2017 and the whole of Metro Manila both private and public sectors on April 28, 2017.
Classes in all public and private schools in Metro Manila are also suspended on April 28, Friday. While class suspensions in Pasay, Makati and Manila on April 27 will be under the discretion of their respective LGUs and school officials.
This will be the 3rd time that the country will play host of the ASEAN summit since its inception in 1976. The 1st time that the country hosted the ASEAN summit was on 1987 with former President Corazon Aquino as the Chairman. And in 2007 chair by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo held in Cebu.
ASEAN member states include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Burma, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.