There will be no work and class suspension on January 30, 2017, Monday, the Malacañang announced earlier.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said January 27 and 30 will remain a regular working day across the country.
The Malacañang was previously urged by Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo to declare January 30, 2017 as special non-working holiday to allow more Filipinos to watch the 65th Miss Universe coronation which will be held on the same day.
The coronation day will be at the Mall of Asea Arena on the 30th. Heavy traffic is anticipated as thousands of tourists and beauty pageant fans are expected to flock to the arena to watch the “most beautiful day in the universe”.
Quezon City Representative Winston Castelo said that declaring the 30th as special non-working holiday would also give the people respite from the political noise and work stress, as well as ease the gridlock in Metro Manila’s roads.