MANILA, Philippines - Malacanang Palace on Tuesday announced the suspension of classes in public schools and work in government offices on September 21, 2017 (Thursday).

Palace suspends gov't work, public schools classes on September 21
Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella. Photo Credit: PCOO
A memorandum circular will be issued soon as advised by Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella.

Abella added that it will be up to private schools and companies whether to suspend classes and work during that day.

On Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte said that September 21 is not a holiday but a “day of protest.”

“I have declared it as a day of protest. Lahat ng gustong mag-protesta laban sa gobyerno, pulis o military, magbabaan kayo dyan,” Duterte said.

September 21 also marks the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by the late President Marcos.

Various reports said that militants are set to schedule demonstrations on Thursday to protest the government’s war on drugs and deaths being linked to it as well as other issues on Duterte administration.


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