Office Hours for Muslims During the Month of Ramadan
The Department of Education (DepEd) respects the rights of all Filipino Muslims to observe fasting during the month of Ramadan from April 3, to May 3, 2022.
Paragraph 2 of Civil Service Commission (CSC) Resolution No. 81-1277 dated November 13, 1981 and item of Presidential Decree No. 322, s. 1973 have modified the official hours of work to allow Muslim personnel observing the fasting for the month of Ramadan to render hours of work from 7:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m without noon break.
Item 2 of DepEd Order (DO) No. 16, s. 2009 (addendum to DepEd Memorandum No. 291, s. 2008, titled Guidelines for the Implementation of CSC Resolution No. 080096 on Working Hours for Public School Teachers) requires an at most six hours of actual classroom teaching and two hours work within or outside school premises for teaching personnel.
Item 4 and 5 of DO 23, w. 2018 titled Implementation of Flexible Working Hours for the Non-teaching personnel, starts work from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and ends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., to complete the eight hours of work.
In view thereof and as has been a policy of the Department, Muslim personnel nationwide who are fasting while working during the month of Ramadan are allowed to observe flexible working hours, which start from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and ends from 3:00 p.m to 5:30 p.m., without noon break, to complete the eight hours of work.
Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.
Read DepEd Memorandum No. 035, s. 2022 for more details.