Work, classes suspended for ASEAN Summit

by Rom Dulfo

MANILA — Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary on Saturday clarified that classes in all levels in public and private schools and work in both government and private offices in the (NCR), Bulacan and Pampanga are suspended from Nov. 13 to 15 to give way to the 31st and Related Summits.

The ASEAN events will be held in Metro Manila and Clark Field in Pampanga.

has earlier signed Proclamation 332 declaring Nov. 13-15 as special non-working days in the said areas.

However, government units directly involved in basic services, including safety and security, health and , and the conduct of various ASEAN activities would continue operations.

The , composed of all mayors in the metropolis, also suspended classes on Nov. 16-17.

World leaders have begun to arrive in the Philippines to attend the 31st ASEAN summit.

Most of the leaders will land at the Clark International Airport, more than 100 km. from the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City, the venue for the majority of the activities. (PNA)