President Benigno Aquino III has announced the suspension of work in private companies through Memorandum Circular No. 33-A, s. 2012.
Memorandum Circular No. 33-A, s. 2012
Office of the President
of the Philippines
MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 33-A
Upon the recommendation of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and in view of the continuing inclement weather brought about by southwest monsoon (habagat), work in all offices in the private sector in the National Capital Region and the provinces of Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal are hereby suspended today, 07 August 2012.
This Circular shall take effect immediately.
By authority of the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.
Manila, 07 August 2012.
There are companies, however, call centers in particular, that are not heeding to the call of work suspension. To this, the president tweeted:
We've been receiving reports that some companies are not adhering to the work suspension orders of government. Pakiusap lang po, wag po nating isakripisyo ang kaligtasan ng ating mga manggagawa. Salamat po.
Private companies should not risk the safety of their employees. With the hard rains and flood, commuters are already getting stranded as some major roads are not passable.