THE Department of Education (DepEd) has declared the suspension of classes for schools in Metro Manila due to the scheduled Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting in November.
Pursuant to Proclamation 1072 issued by Malacañang, November 18 and 19, 2015 are declared as non-working holidays. Classes are suspended from November 17 (Tuesday) to November 20 (Friday).
According to the DepEd, classes are suspended for security reasons and to ease traffic congestion during the APEC summit when state heads of the 21 member-countries are expected to arrive in Manila.
The memorandum informing the schools’ division superintendents was sent by Luz Almeda, Director of DepEd-National Capital Region, on August 30.
“In this connection, schools’ divisions are given the discretion to determine the schedule of make-up classes for the November 17 and 20 suspension of classes,” the memorandum read.