PNoy declares November 17-20 as holidays in Metro Manila due to APEC Summit 2015


President Aquino has declared November 17-20, 2015 as holidays in the National Capital Region (Metro Manila) to give way for the leaders of 27th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. The Philippines will be hosting this year's APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) scheduled on November 18-19 which will be attended by twenty-one (21) world leaders, including US President Barack Obama. The legal bases of these holidays are the following: 

(1) November 18 & 19 = Proclamation No. 1072 issued on July 13, 2015; special non-working holidays for both the public and private sectors

(2) November 17 & 20 =  Memorandum Circular No. 84 issued on September 23, 2015; holidays for government offices only, including Government-Owned or – Controlled Corporations (GOCCs)

The additional holidays in November 17 and 20 were issued by the President upon the recommendation of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation – Office of the Director General (APEC- ODG), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). 

Suspension of work in the local government units and private companies on November 16, 17, and 20 shall be on a voluntary basis.

This is the second time that the Philippines will host APEC Summit. The first one was on November 24-25, 1996, the eight (8th) summit held in Subic, Zambales.

Schedule of Applications/Renewals of LANI Scholarships for 2nd Semester, AY 2015-2016


Source: Official Facebook Page of the Scholarship Secretariat of Taguig City 

Here's the full text:

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Pakibasa po ito ng mabuti bago magtanong at mag comment.

1) Gaya ng nauna naming abiso, ang third batch ay hinati namin sa dalawa. Yung QUALIFIED na nag apply sa unang tatlong araw ay napabilang sa distribution noong Oct. 27, 2015. Yun namang naiwan pati yung mga pending (na nakumpleto na) ay bibigyan ng allowance bago mag third week ng November 2015. Ito ang dahilan kung bakit hindi lahat sa 3rd batch ay na CI na at nabigyan ng sulat.

2) Ang aplikasyon o renewal of application para sa 2nd sem ay magsisimula ngayong NOV. 3, mula 8AM to 4PM hanggang NOV. 10, para sa FIRST batch. Maaari kaming mag cut-off ng mas maaga kung napakahaba ng pila. Ang venue ay sa Cayetano Science High School auditorium pa din. Yung form na nasa City Website, yun pa din ang ating gagamitin.

3) LANI scholars and parents na nakabasa nito, kindly help us in answering questions posted na alam nyo din po ang sagot. Iilan lang po kami sa Secretariat (and we have so much to do to process applications) and we are not always on-line kaya po delayed talaga karaniwan ang reply. 


4) Finally, please be careful with your comments. We expect you to read and understand carefully our announcements, thus we may not reply to questions that are clearly answered by our announcements. Irresponsible and baseless comments may also be grounds for your suspension or termination from the Program under the Good Moral character requirement.


Thank you and good day!!!

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