DepEd grants Muslim workers Ramadan break
The Department of Education (DepEd) is allowing Muslim employees to adjust their work hours in deference to their observance of the fasting month of Ramadan, which will begin on May 27.
In a memorandum, the agency said Filipino Muslims in central and field offices nationwide may start their office work between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. until such time when they complete the mandatory eight-hour working day without breaks in the morning, noon or afternoon.
These breaks are equivalent to two hours daily, noted the memo signed by Education Undersecretary Alberto Muyot in his capacity as officer in charge. He said the adjustment was to ensure continuous, prompt and efficient delivery of public services in basic education.
“The DepEd respects the rights of all Filipino Muslims to observe Ramadan by fasting from May 27 to June 25,” Muyot said.
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