Gov’t Suspends Classes And Work For FIBA World Cup 2023 Opening
To ensure the smooth and secure start of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 opening ceremonies, President Marcos has suspended government work and public school classes in Metro Manila and Bulacan on August 25, 2023.
The move aims to provide the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) with the “full support and assistance” needed for a successful event, as stated in Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 27 signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin on August 15.
Essential services such as healthcare, disaster response, and vital operations will continue uninterrupted, while private firms and schools have discretion over suspension.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023’s grand opening will take place at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. President Marcos previously established an inter-agency task force via Administrative Order No. 5 to coordinate government efforts for the event.
Spearheaded by the PSC Chairman and representatives from various departments and agencies, this suspension underscores a commitment to wider participation and the need for a collective approach in organizing and hosting the tournament.
As the country prepares itself for this symbolic sports event, the government’s actions reflect its commitment to fostering cooperation among agencies, local government units, and the private sector.
This holistic effort signifies the country’s dedication to provide a successful and memorable FIBA Basketball World Cup experience.