MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Through Memorandum Circular No. 16, s. 2023 signed today, March 31, 2023, all government offices will end working hours from 12 noon onwards on April 5, 2023 – one day before the holy week holiday.
Memorandum Circular No. 16, s. 2023 reads:
“To provide government employees full opportunity to properly observe 06-07 April 2023, regular holidays, and to allow them to travel to and from the different regions in the country, work in the government offices on 05 April 2023 is hereby suspended from 12:00 o’clock in the afternoon onwards.
However, those agencies whose functions involve 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 in private companies and offices is left to the sound discretion of their respective employers.”
See the official post by the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines below:
List of April 2023 Holidays in the Philippines
Pursuant to Proclamation No. 90 signed by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in November 2022, the following is the official list of holidays in April 2023:
- April 6, 2023 – Maundy Thursday
- April 7, 2023 – Good Friday
- April 10, 2023 (Monday nearest to April 9) – Araw ng Kagitingan
Special (Non-Working) Holidays
- April 8, 2023 – Black Saturday
See the official post of the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines below:
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