TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines – Leyte declared a two-day holiday in the province during the papal visit, according to Vice Governor Carlo Loreto.
Work in all government offices and classes in all levels – both public and private -will be suspended from Thursday, January 15, to Friday, January 16.
To “ensure public order, safety and convenience,” Tacloban City earlier suspended classes and work in government offices in the days leading up to arrival of Pope Francis.
Classes in all levels, both public and private, will be suspended from January 14 to 16, while work in all government offices will be suspended from January 15 to 16.
For both Tacloban City and Leyte, suspension of work for private institutions is at the discretion of their heads or employers.
Pope Francis is set to arrive in Tacloban City on Saturday, January 17, as part of his Mercy and Compassion state and pastoral visit to the Philippines. – with reports from MovePH citizen journalist Jed Cortes/Rappler.com