Statement of Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda:
On Memorandum Circular No. 34

[Released August 8, 2012]

Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 34 has just been issued by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr., suspending all classes on August 9, 2012 in all levels—including postgraduate courses—in the following areas: the National Capital Region, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal. There will be work in government and the private sector. A full version of MC No. 34 is forthcoming.