Our Holy Week hangover is just about to pass, and another long weekend is already on the horizon for the hardworking citizens of Metro Manila. Hell yes!
This is after the Malacañang declared the suspension of work in parts of Metro Manila for two days in preparation for the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.
Under memorandum circular no. 18, work and classes on April 28, Friday, were suspended for Metro Manila.
In case you've forgotten, May 1 (Monday) is also Labor Day, so that automatically makes it a four-day weekend from April 28 to May 1 (Friday to Monday).
But government employees who work in the cities of Makati, Manila, and Pasay will be missing their workplaces the most as they will have a five-day weekend since their work was also suspended for April 27 (Thursday).
The ASEAN Summit, where top-level foreign officials are expected to arrive in the country, will be held from April 26 to 29 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.