MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte's Proclamation No. 50 did not include November 2, 2017 as special (non-working) holiday throughout the country but some local government units declared suspension of classes and work in observance of All Souls' Day.

#WalangPasok: November 2, 2017 special non-working holiday in some areas

While October 31 and November 1 were declared holidays, at least two (2) LGUs said the additional holiday on November 2 will give more time in observing the tradition. Filipino families commemorate and pay homage to the deceased family members on All Souls' Day.

On Monday, Cauayan City Mayor Bernard Faustino M. Dy released Administrative Order No. 03 citing a special non-working day on Thursday.

November 2 2017 holiday Cauayan

Meanwhile, Tacloban Mayor Cristina Gonzalez Romualdez has issued Executive Order 2017-10-076 for the temporary suspension of classes for all levels in public and private schools and work in all government offices in Tacloban City on November 2.

November 2 2017 walang pasok Tacloban

"As influx of people is expected at the cemeteries, the celebration may cause overcrowding, traffic congestion and inconvenience to the public," the local declaration said.

Check out list of areas where classes and work have been suspended for Thursday, November 2, 2017 for the commemoration of All Souls' Day:

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