Malacañang releases regular, special holidays for 2020

Maris Federez   •   November 16, 2019   •   4251

MANILA, Philippines – The Office of the President has released the official list of regular and special holidays for 2020.

Signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday (November 15), Proclamation No. 845 declares the regular holidays and special (non-working) days for the year 2020 that will be observed nationwide, as follows:

Regular Holidays

  • New Year’s Day – January 1, Wednesday
  • Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9, Thursday
  • Maundy Thursday – April 9
  • Good Friday – April 10
  • Labor Day – May 1, Friday
  • Independence Day – June 12, Friday
  • National Heroes Day – August 31, Monday
  • Bonifacio Day – November 30, Monday
  • Christmas Day – December 25, Friday
  • Rizal Day – December 30, Wednesday

Special Non-Working Holidays

  • Chinese New Year – January 25, Saturday
  • EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary – February 25, Tuesday
  • Black Saturday – April 11, Saturday
  • Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21, Friday
  • All Saints’ Day – November 1, Sunday
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception – December 8, Tuesday
  • Last Day of the Year – December 31, Thursday

Additional Special Non-Working Days

  • November 2, Monday
  • December 24, Thursday

The proclamation further reads that separate proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha will be issued in accordance with the Islamic calendar or the lunar calendar, whichever is possible or convenient.

It adds that “the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos shall inform the Office of the President the actual dates on which these holidays shall respectively fall.” /mbmf

May 25 declared a regular holiday for Eid’l Fitr

Marje Pelayo   •   May 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared May 25 a regular holiday in observance of Eid‘l Fitr, the end of the Muslim community’s fasting month of Ramadan.

The declaration was based on the recommendation of the  National Commission of Muslim Filipinos.

Proclamation Number 944, likewise, reminded the public of the quarantine regulations such as wearing of face masks and physical distancing to be observed on the duration of the holiday due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Under government order, mass gatherings such as religious events are still restricted in different parts of the Philippines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. MNP (with inputs from Rosalie Coz)

Malacañang declares April 28 in Metro Manila as special non-working day

UNTV News   •   April 26, 2017

MANILA — Malacañang has declared April 28, Friday as a special non-working day in Metro Manila through proclamation number 197 because of the 30th ASEAN Summit .

“No Work, No Pay” policy should be implemented for those who will not report for work except if the company has a collective bargaining agreement for the said day.

However, if an employee still reports to work, the employee shall receive additional 30 percent to his daily pay.

From April 26 to 30, several activities will be conducted related to the ASEAN Summit in Metro Manila to be attended by different world leaders and foreign delegates. — UNTV News & Rescue

Malacañang declares December 26, January 2 as special non-working holidays

admin   •   December 14, 2016

File photo: Malacañang emblem.

File photo: Malacañang emblem.

Malacanang declares December 26, 2016 and January 2, 2017 as special non-working days through Proclamation No. 117.

The palace says it will give the public the time to celebrate the holidays with their families and loved ones since December 25 and January 1 both fall on a weekend.

The proclamation was signed by acting executive secretary, Menardo Guevarra who is part of the government’s caretaker committee while President Rodrigo Duterte is out of the country. — UNTV News & Rescue

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