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Philippines Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Philippines public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of October 2019, and covering calendar year 2023 Philippines public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Philippines public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Oct
  • 3
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  • Philippines Mulls Public Holidays Reduction

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - The chairman of the Philippines House Committee on Ways and Means, Joey Salceda, has introduced House Bill 5032 which would reduce the number of annual non-working public holidays in the Philippines to 9.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Philippines 2020 SK Public Holiday Postponed Until 2023

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - Three panels of the Philippines Senate panels have approved moving the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, and traditional one-off non-working public holidays, from May 2020 to May 2023.
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  • Sep
  • 10
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  • Philippines Mulls 2020 SK Public Holiday Postponement

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - The Philippines Commission on Elections (Comelec) has confirmed that the May 11, 2020, Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, and traditionally expected public holiday in the Philippines, might be postponed.
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  • Aug
  • 14
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  • Philippines September 8 Public Holiday Signed Into Law

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines' President, Rodrigo Duterte, has signed into law, Republic Act No. 11370, which declares September 8 of every year, as a special working holiday to commemorate the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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  • Aug
  • 8
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  • Philippines Eid'l Adha Public Holiday August 12

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines Presidential spokesman, Salvador Panelo, has announced that Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had signed Proclamation No.789, declaring Monday, August 12, 2019, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines in 2019, in accordance with Republic Act 9177 and to "enable Muslim Filipinos to properly observe and enjoy the Feast of Sacrifice with their loved ones".
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  • Jun
  • 6
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  • Philippines Manila Public Holiday June 24

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, has declared Monday, June 24, 2019, as a non-working public holiday in the Philippines' capital city, Manila, to commemorate the city’s 448th Foundation Day.
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  • May
  • 29
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  • Philippines End of Ramadan Public Holiday June 5

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had issued Proclamation 729 declaring Wednesday, June 5, 2019, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in accordance with Republic Act 9177.
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  • May
  • 21
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  • Philippines Senate Passes September 8 Public Holiday

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines Senate has, in turn, unanimously approved the bill which would declare September 8 as a new annual special working holiday to commemorate the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Philippines Public Sector Holiday April 17

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines' Presidential Executive Secretary, Salvador Medialdea, has announced, via the Memorandum Circular No.60, the declaration of an additional half-day non-working public holiday in the Philippines on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, on account of Holy Wednesday, to allow government employees to “travel to and from the different regions in the country" for the Easter break.
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  • Jan
  • 8
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  • Philippines January 9 Public Holiday Bill

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The House Bill 8812, filed by Quezon City Representative Alfred Vargas, has been filed in the Philippines House of Representatives, which would declare January 9 as an annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines, to celebrate Feast of Black Nazarene.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Philippines House Passes September 8 Public Holiday

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines House of Representatives has approved, on final reading, the bill which would declare September 8 as a new annual special working holiday to commemorate the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
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  • Nov
  • 17
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  • Philippines Declares Multiple Regional Public Holidays

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - Over the course of the past 2 weeks, Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, has signed into law 17 Republic Acts, numbered from 11113 to 11130, skipping 11127, which declare new annual regional non-working public holidays in the Philippines.
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  • Aug
  • 17
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  • Philippines 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - Earlier today, Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, signed Proclamation No. 555, s. 2018, which lists the annual special and regular non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2019.
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  • Aug
  • 16
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  • Philippines Eid'l Adha Public Holiday August 21

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines Special Assistant to the President, Christopher Go, has announced that Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had signed Proclamation No.556, declaring Tuesday, August 21, 2018, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in accordance with Republic Act 9177.
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  • Jun
  • 7
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  • Philippines End of Ramadan Public Holiday June 15

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had issued Proclamation 514 declaring Friday, June 15, 2018, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in accordance with Republic Act 9177.
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  • May
  • 2
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  • Philippines Public Holiday May 14

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Earlier today, Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, issued Proclamation 479 declaring Monday, May 14, 2018, as a special non-working public holiday throughout the Philippines on account of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.
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  • Mar
  • 27
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  • Philippines Public Sector Holiday March 28

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines' Presidential Executive Secretary, Salvador Medialdea, has announced the declaration of an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, on account of Holy Wednesday.
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  • Mar
  • 14
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  • Philippines Public Holiday March 28

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Mayor of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, Joseph Estrada, has declared Wednesday, March 28, 2018, as a one-off non-working municipal public holiday on account of the upcoming annual Holy Wednesday.
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2017

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Philippines December 8 Public Holiday Signed Into Law

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, has signed into law Republic Act 10966 which implements the previously-voted House Bill 5241 and Senate Bill 1430, and declares December 8 as a new annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines on account of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
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  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Philippines 2017-2018 Year-End Public Holidays Clarified

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines Labor Secretary, Silvestre Bello III, has issued a communique clarifying as per the terms of the recently-released Memorandum Circular no. 37 (MC 37), declaring Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and Tuesday, January 2, 2018, as non-working public sector holidays in the Philippines, "December 26, 2017 and January 2, 2018 are special non-working days, but only for the executive branch of government".
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  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Philippines December 8 Public Holiday Sent To President

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The House Bill 5241 declaring December 8 of every year a special national non-working public holiday in the Philippines, and which was recently adopted by the Philippines Senate as Senate Bill 1430, has now been forwarded to President Duterte for his signature into law.
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  • Dec
  • 14
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  • Philippines Amends 2017 and 2018 Public Holidays

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines Presidential Executive Secretary, Salvador Medialdea, has announced that, on authority of President Duterte, he had signed Memorandum Circular no. 37 (MC 37), declaring Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and Tuesday, January 2, 2018, as non-working public sector holidays in the Philippines, in addition to the previously released lists of official public holidays in the Philippines for the year 2017 and for the year 2018.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Philippines ASEAN Public Holidays November 13-14-15

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Malacañang has issued Proclamation No. 332 declaring November 13-14-15, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in the National Capital Region (including Manila, the Nation's Capital) and the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga, on account of the upcoming 31st ASEAN Summit.
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  • Oct
  • 16
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  • Philippines Public Holiday October 17

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Malacañang Executive Secretary, Salvador Medialdea, has announced that President Rodrigo Duterte had declared another one-off non-working public sector holiday and school holiday in the Philippines on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, on account of the second day of the current nationwide transportation strike.
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  • Oct
  • 15
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  • Philippines Public Holiday October 16

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines Presidential Communications Secretary, Martin Andanar, has announced that President Rodrigo Duterte had declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday and school holiday in the Philippines on Monday, October 16, 2017, on account of the beginning of a nationwide transportation strike on that date.
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  • Sep
  • 27
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  • Philippines October 31 Public Holiday Ruled-Out For Now

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Malacañang has issued a communique ruling out for now the declaration of October 31 as a non-working public holiday in the Philippines capital, Manila, on account of the upcoming ASEAN Summit (“On ASEAN holiday. No official issuance yet. Will post once provided.").
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  • Sep
  • 19
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  • Philippines Declares Public Holiday September 21

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines Presidential Spokesman, Ernesto Abella, has announced that President Rodrigo Duterte had declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday and school holiday in the Philippines on September 21 the date when mass demonstrations are expected to mark the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law through but Proclamation 1081, dated September 21, 1972.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Philippines Mull September 21 Public Holiday

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is considering the declaration of a one-off non-working public sector holiday and school holiday in the Philippines on September 21 the date when mass demonstrations are expected.
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  • Aug
  • 29
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  • Philippines Eid'l Adha Public Holiday September 1

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines Presidential Executive Secretary, Salvador C. Medialdea, has announced that Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had signed Proclamation No.297, declaring Friday, September 1, 2017, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in accordance with Republic Act 9177.
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  • Jul
  • 19
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  • Philippines 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - Earlier today, Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, signed Proclamation No. 269, s. 2017, which lists the annual special and regular non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2018.
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  • Jun
  • 16
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  • Philippines End of Ramadan Public Holiday June 26

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had issued Proclamation 235 declaring Monday, June 26, 2017, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in accordance with Republic Act 9177.
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  • May
  • 3
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  • Philippines Votes December 8 Public Holiday

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines House of Representatives has unanimously approved, in its third and final reading, the House Bill 5241 declaring December 8 of every year a special national non-working public holiday in the Philippines on account of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
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  • Apr
  • 21
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  • Philippines ASEAN Public Holidays April 27-28

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Malacañang has issued Memorandum Circular 18 which declares 2 one-off non-working public holidays in the Manila National Capital Region (NCR), on Thursday and Friday, April 27 and 28, 2017, on account of the upcoming 2017 ASEAN Summit.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Philippines Public Holiday January 9

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Mayor of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, Joseph Estrada, has declared Monday, January 9, 2017, as a one-off non-working municipal public holiday on account of the upcoming annual Procession of the Black Nazarene.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 14
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  • Philippines Amends Public Holidays For 2016 and 2017

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines Acting Executive Secretary, Menardo Guevarra, has announced that he had signed Proclamation No.117, declaring Monday, December 26, 2016, and Monday, January 2, 2017, as day in lieu non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in addition to the previously released lists of official public holidays in the Philippines for the year 2016 and for the year 2017.
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  • Sep
  • 6
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  • Philippines Eid'l Adha Public Holiday September 12

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - In a press briefing, earlier this morning, Philippines Presidential Executive Secretary, Salvador C. Medialdea, announced that Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had signed Proclamation No.56, declaring Monday, September 12, 2016, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in accordance with Republic Act 9177.
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  • Aug
  • 18
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  • Philippines 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - Earlier today, Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, signed Proclamation No. 50, s. 2016, which lists the annual special and regular non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2017.
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  • Jul
  • 4
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  • Philippines End of Ramadan Public Holiday July 6

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - In a press briefing, earlier this morning, Philippines Presidential Spokesperson, Ernesto Abella, announced that Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had declared Wednesday, July 6, 2016, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in accordance with Republic Act 9177.
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  • Jul
  • 3
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  • Philippines July 6 Public Holiday Expected

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Presidential Communications Office Secretary, Martin Andanar, is reported in the local media as saying that Malacañang, the Philippines' Presidential Palace, may declare July 6 as the date national holiday non-working public holiday in the Philippines, in observance of the upcoming "Eid al-Fitr" (End of Ramadan) annual public holidays of the Philippines.
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  • Jun
  • 29
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  • Philippines June 30 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines' Communications Secretary, Herminio Coloma Jr., quoting Executive Secretary, Paquito Ochoa, Jr., has announced that, in the end, current Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, had decided not to declare Thursday, June 30, 2016, the date of the upcoming inauguration of president-elect, Rodrigo Duterte, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Philippines.
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  • Jun
  • 25
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  • Philippines Mulls June 30 Public Holiday

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines Government Communications Secretary, Herminio Coloma Jr., has announced that current Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has not yet decided if Thursday, June 30, 2016, the date of the upcoming inauguration of president-elect, Rodrigo Duterte, would be declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Philippines, as was the case on the occasion of the inaugurations of Benigno Aquino III and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
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  • Apr
  • 27
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  • Philippines Public Holiday May 9

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines Presidential Palace's Communications Secretary, Herminio Coloma Jr, has announced Proclamation 1254, declaring Monday, May 9, 2016, the date of the upcoming Philippines' national and local elections, as another additional special public non-working holiday throughout the Philippines.
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  • Mar
  • 23
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  • Philippines Easter 2016 Public Holidays

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines Government Labor and Employment Secretary, Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, has emailed a reminder to the Philippines population that Thursday and Friday, March 24 and 25, 2016, had both been declared as non-working public holidays in the Philippines, on account of the upcoming Maundy Thursday and Good Friday public holidays of the Philippines.
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  • Jan
  • 31
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  • Philippines Public Holiday February 8

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines Government has tweeted a reminder to the Philippines population that President Benigno Aquino III had declared Monday, February 8, 2016, as a special non-working public holiday in the Philippines, on account of the upcoming annual Chinese New Year public holiday of the Philippines.
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  • Jan
  • 19
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  • Philippines Public Holiday February 25

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines Government has reminded the population of "Proclamation No. 1071. Declaring Thursday, 25 February 2016, as a Special Holiday throughout the country" which declares Thursday, February 25, 2016, a special non-working public holiday in the Philippines on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.
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2015

  • Oct
  • 24
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  • Philippines All Souls Day 2015 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines' Presidential Communications Secretary, Herminio Coloma Jr., has sent a communique to the media ruling-out any chance that Monday, November 2, 2015, would be, declared as an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines.
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  • Oct
  • 5
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  • Philippines Extends APEC 2015 Public Holidays

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Malacañang has issued Memorandum Circular 84, signed on behalf of Philippines' President, Benigno Aquino III, by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr, which extends the previously-announced November one-off public holidays declared in the Manila National Capital Region (NCR), on account of the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Philippines Eid ul-Adha Public Holiday September 25

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines Government has issued Proclamation No.1128 which finally specifies Friday, September 25, 2015, as the date for the observance of the upcoming Philippines annual non-working public holiday to mark Eidul Adha.
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  • Aug
  • 26
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  • Philippines 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - Earlier today, Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, signed Proclamation No. 1105, s. 2015, which lists the annual special and regular non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Jul
  • 15
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  • Philippines Adds 2015-2016 Public Holidays

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines' President, Benigno Aquino III, has issued Proclamations No. 1071 and 1072 which declare 3 additional one-off non-working public holidays in the Philippines on account of the upcoming APEC summit and 30th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.
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  • Jul
  • 9
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  • Philippines End of Ramadan 2015 Announced

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has signed Proclamation No. 1070, s. 2015, which declares Friday, July 17, 2015, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines for the calendar year 2015.
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  • Feb
  • 23
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  • Philippines 2015 EDSA Public Holiday

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The government of the Philippines has once again confirmed that, despite many reports to the contrary, the upcoming EDSA Special Holiday was restricted to schools only, and that Wednesday, February 25, 2015, would therefore be a regular working day in the Philippines, and not a non-working public holiday in the Philippines.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Philippines 2015 Papal Public Holidays Official

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines' President, Benigno Aquino III, has issued Proclamation No. 936 which declares 3 of the 5 days of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines, January 15, 16 and 19, 2015, as one-off non-working public holidays in Manila and the Philippines' National Capital Region (NCR).
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  • Nov
  • 28
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  • Philippines Declares 2015 Papal Public Holidays

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Mayor of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, Joseph Estrada, has jumped the gun on the Philippines national government and declared January 15-19, 2015, as municipal public sector holidays on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines.
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  • Nov
  • 17
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  • Philippines Mull Papal Public Holidays

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines deputy presidential spokesperson, Abigail Valte, has announced that Malacañang, the Presidential Palace, is considering declaring certain days as one-off non-working public holidays in the Philippines during Pope Francis' upcoming visit in January 2015.
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  • Oct
  • 30
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  • Philippines November 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines' Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary has sent a correction to the media this time ruling-out any chance that Sunday, November 2, 2014, would be, declared as an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines.
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  • Oct
  • 30
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  • Philippines Public Sector Holiday Tomorrow

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Executive Secretary to the Office of the President of the Philippines, Paquito N. Ochoa Jr., has announced that, in a reversal of an earlier announcement, Malacañang had issued Memorandum Circular No. 73 declaring a one-off afternoon non-working public sector holiday, on Friday, October 31, 2014, "to allow employees to travel to their respective provinces", before the November 1, 2014 as special non-working day.
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  • Oct
  • 27
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  • Philippines October 31 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines' Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary, Herminio Coloma Jr., has made an announcement on television last night denying new rumours that Friday, October 31, 2014, had been, or would be, declared as an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Philippines Amon Jaded Public Holiday October 25

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Governor of the Philippines' Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Mujiv Hataman, has announced that the date of the upcoming Amon Jaded (Islamic New Year 1436) annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines' ARMM, would be Saturday, October 25, 2014.
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  • Oct
  • 13
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  • Philippines October 15 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines Government has issued an official statement on Twitter denying new rumours that Wednesday, October 15, 2014, had been, or would be, declared as an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Philippines Eid ul-Adha Public Holiday October 6

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines Government has issued Proclamation No.875 which finally specifies Monday, October 6, 2014, as the date for the observance of the upcoming Philippines annual non-working public holiday to mark Eidul Adha.
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  • Aug
  • 19
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  • Philippines August 22 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary, Sonny Coloma, has issued an official statement denying new rumours that Friday, August 22, 2014, had been, or would be, declared as an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines, as it falls between the upcoming annual Ninoy Aquino Day non-working public holiday of the Philippines, and the weekend.
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  • Jul
  • 23
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  • Philippines 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has signed Proclamation No. 831, s. 2014, which lists the annual special and regular non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2015.
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  • Jul
  • 21
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  • Philippines July 28 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines' Deputy presidential spokesperson, Abigail Valte, has announced that President Benigno Aquino III had ruled-out the declaration of a bridge non-working public holiday on Monday, July 28, 2014, on account of President Aquino's fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA).
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  • Jul
  • 20
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  • Philippines Declares 2014 INC Public Holiday

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines' President, Benigno Aquino III, has finally declared July 27, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Philippines in observance of the Iglesia ni Cristo centennial anniversary.
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  • Jul
  • 17
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  • Philippines End of Ramadan 2014 Date Question

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Datu Mussolini Sinsuat Lidasan, director of the Al Qalam Institute for Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia at the Ateneo de Davao University, has stated that the recent announcement of Tuesday, July 29, 2014, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines, was unfortunate, as "most of us started the month of Ramadan on June 29, 2014, so the 29th or 30th of Ramadan is expected to be on July 27 or 28, respectively".
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  • Jul
  • 14
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  • Philippines End of Ramadan 2014 Announced

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has signed Proclamation No. 826, s. 2014, which declares Tuesday, July 29, 2014, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines.
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  • Jul
  • 7
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  • Philippines 2014 INC Public Holiday Passes DOJ

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines Department of Justice, through its Justice Secretary, Leila de Lima, has announced that it sees no legal impediment to the resolution of the House of Representatives (House Bill No. 364) declaring the founding anniversary of the Iglesia Ni Cristo a special non-working public holiday in the Philippines.
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  • Jun
  • 9
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  • Philippines 2014 INC Public Holiday Passes Senate

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines Senate has, in turn, passed a resolution in support of House Bill No. 364, which declares July 27 a special non-working public holidays in the Philippines to commemorate the centennial of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC).
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  • Jun
  • 8
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  • Philippines June 13 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary, Herminio Coloma Jr., has issued an official statement denying new rumours that Friday, June 13, 2014, had been declared as an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines, as it falls between the annual Independence Day non-working public holiday of the Philippines, and the weekend.
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  • May
  • 6
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  • Philippines Mull Extended Electoral Public Holidays

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill that would make the Tuesday immediately after election day an additional non-working electoral public holiday in the Philippines.
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  • Mar
  • 14
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  • Philippines 2014 INC Public Holiday Passes House

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines House of Representatives has passed House Bill No. 364, which declares July 27 a special one-off non-working public holidays in the Philippines to commemorate the centennial of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC).
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  • Feb
  • 24
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  • Philippines 2014 EDSA Public Holiday Clarification

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The government of the Philippines has once again confirmed that, despite many reports to the contrary, tomorrow's EDSA Special Holiday was restricted to schools only, and that Tuesday, February 25, 2014, would therefore be a regular working day in the Philippines.
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  • Jan
  • 31
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  • Philippines CNY Annual Public Holiday Bill

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines Senator Edgardo Angara has introduced legislation (Senate Bill No. 1908) that would make the ad hoc declaration of Chinese New Year as a one-off public holiday in the Philippines, as was the case in 2012 and 2014, into an annual public holiday in the Philippines.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Philippines Maulidin Nabi Public Holiday January 13

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines Government has announced that the date of the upcoming Maulidin Nabi (Birthday of Prophet Muhammad) annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines, would be observed on Monday, January 13, 2014.
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2013

  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Philippines October 31 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines Government has issued an official statement denying rumours that October 31, 2013, had been declared as an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines.
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  • Oct
  • 15
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  • Philippines November 2013 Public Holidays Changes

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - The National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) of the Philippines has announced that Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2, 2013, which had previously been declared as "Special (Non-Working) Days", would instead be treated as "Non-Working Holidays".
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  • Oct
  • 4
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  • Philippines Eid ul-Adha Public Holiday October 15

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines Government has issued a Proclamation which finally specifies Tuesday, October 15, 2013, as the date for the observance of the upcoming public holiday to mark Eidul Adha in the Philippines in 2013.
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  • Oct
  • 1
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  • Philippines Public Holiday October 28

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has signed Proclamation No. 656, s. 2013, which declares Monday, October 28, 2013, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday throughout the Philippines on account of the Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections.
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  • Sep
  • 30
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  • Philippines 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has signed Proclamation No. 655, s. 2013, which lists the annual special and regular non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2014.
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  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Philippines End of Ramadan 2013 Announced

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The government of the Philippines has announced Friday, August 9, 2013, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in the Philippines.
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  • Jun
  • 18
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  • Philippines Public Holiday June 24

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines' Presidential Executive Secretary, Paquito Ochoa Jr., has signed Proclamation 604, declaring Monday, June 24, 2013, as an official, non-working, public holiday in the city of Manila (the political and economic capital of the Philippines).
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  • Apr
  • 23
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  • Philippines Public Holiday May 13

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines Presidential Palace, Malacañang, has issued Proclamation 571, declaring Monday, May 13, 2013, the date of the upcoming national mid-term elections, a another additional special public non-working holiday throughout the Philippines.
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  • Mar
  • 8
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  • Philippines March 8 Public Holiday Update

    Public Relations and Information Bureau of the Philippines House of Representatives (Manila) - A year after the Philippines House of Representatives passed House Bill 3962, which declares March 8 an annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines, the bill remains pending in the Philippines' Senate.
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  • Feb
  • 24
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  • Philippines EDSA Holiday Clarification

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The government of the Philippines has confirmed that, despite many press reports to the contrary, tomorrow's EDSA Special Holiday was restricted to schools only, and that Monday, February 25, 2013, would therefore be a regular working day in the Philippines.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 27
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  • Philippines CNY Public Holiday Status Change

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Following a last-minute amendment by Philippines Senator Edgardo Angara, the Senate of the Philippines has amended the current Chinese New Year public holiday legislation to make Chinese New Year a "working holiday".
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  • Dec
  • 19
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  • Philippines Public Holiday December 24

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Yesterday, the Philippines' Presidential Palace, Malacañang, issued a communiqué confirming the declaration of Monday, December 24, 2012, as a special, one-off, non-working public holiday "since it falls between Dec. 23 (Sunday) and Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), which is a regular holiday".
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  • Oct
  • 9
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  • Philippines Eid ul-Adha Public Holiday October 26

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines Government has issued Proclamation No.488 which finally specifies Friday, October 26, 2012, as the date for the observance of the upcoming public holiday to mark Eidul Adha.
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  • Sep
  • 30
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  • Philippines October 26 Public Holiday Not Yet Confirmed

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines Government's deputy presidential spokesperson, Abigail Valte, has issued a rare Sunday morning statement to advise the Philippines population to wait for a formal proclamation from the Office of the President, as to whether or not the initially-announced date of Friday, October 26, 2012, would be the official date for the observance of the upcoming public holiday to mark Eidul Adha.
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  • Sep
  • 3
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  • Philippines 2013 CNY Public Holiday Clarification

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Commenting on the recently-announced list of 2013 public holidays in the Philippines, deputy presidential spokesperson, Abigail Valte, has explained why Chinese New Year was not listed as a public holiday for 2013.
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  • Sep
  • 1
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  • Philippines 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - The government of the Philippines has gazetted the Proclamation No. 459, s. 2012, which had recently been signed by President Benigno Aquino III, and which lists the special and regular non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2013.
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  • Aug
  • 6
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  • Philippines Public Holidays August 20-21

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines Presidential Palace, Malacañang, has announced that Monday and Tuesday, August 20 and 21, 2012 had been declared non-working public holidays in the Philippines.
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  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Philippines CNY Public Holiday Voted

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines House of Representatives has approved, on third and final reading, the House Bill 1072, which declares Chinese New Year (CNY) as a special annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines.
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  • Jul
  • 31
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  • Philippines End of Ramadan 2012 Announced

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The government of the Philippines has announced the date of the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) in the Philippines.
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  • Jul
  • 12
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  • Philippines July 13 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Twitter) - Philippines' Deputy presidential spokesperson, Abigail Valte, has announced that, once again, President Benigno Aquino III had ruled-out the declaration of a non-working public holiday on Friday, July 13, 2012, the date of the recently-announced Day of Remembrance for the late comedian Rodolfo "Dolphy" Vera Quizon.
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  • Jun
  • 3
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  • Philippines June 11 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Twitter) - Philippines' Deputy presidential spokesperson, Abigail Valte, has announced that President Benigno Aquino III had ruled-out any upcoming amendment of Proclamation 295 to declare Monday, June 11, 2012, as a non-working public holiday in the Philippines to mark the annual Independence Day holiday.
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  • May
  • 24
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  • Philippines Votes 6 Public Holidays Bills

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines House of Representatives has passed, on third and final reading, 102 national and local bills, including six bills on public holidays.
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  • Apr
  • 4
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  • Philippines Public Holiday December 24

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines' President, Benigno Simeon Aquino III, has issued a proclamation declaring Monday, December 24, 2012, an additional non-working public holiday throughout the Philippines.
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  • Apr
  • 2
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  • Philippines Public Holiday April 7

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - Philippines' President, Benigno Simeon Aquino III, has issued a proclamation declaring that the upcoming Black Saturday, on April 7, 2012, would once again be declared as a non-working public holiday in the Philippines.
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  • Mar
  • 11
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  • Philippines Congress Votes March 8 Public Holiday

    Public Relations and Information Bureau of the Philippines House of Representatives (Manila) - The Philippines House of Representatives has approved, on third and final reading, a bill which declares March 8 an annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines to commemorate "National Women's Day".
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  • Mar
  • 7
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  • Philippines March 8 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Twitter) - Malacañang, Philippines presidential palace, has issued a statement confirming that tomorrow, Thursday, March 8, 2012, would not be a non-working public holiday in the Philippines.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 10
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  • Philippines Year-End Public Holidays Confirmed

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Malacañang, Philippine's presidential palace, has clarified the list of non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the remainder of 2011.
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  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Philippines 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - The government of the Philippines has issued Proclamation No. 295, s. 2011, signed by President Aquino, listing the special and regular public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2012.
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  • Nov
  • 18
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  • Philippines Bonifacio Day Public Holiday Change Ruled-Out

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Malacañang, the Philippines' Presidential Palace, has issued a statement ruling out the move of the upcoming Bonifacio Day public holiday from its announced date of Wednesday, November 30, 2011, to the nearest weekend as many had expected based on Republic Act 9492.
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  • Oct
  • 21
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  • Philippines Eidul Adha Public Holiday Moved

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - Philippines' President, Benigno S. Aquino III, has signed Proclamation No. 276 which moves the date of the upcoming Eidul Adha non-working public holiday from the previously announced date of Sunday, November 6, to Monday, November 7, 2011.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Philippines Public Holiday On October 31

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines' President, Benigno S. Aquino III, has issued Proclamation No. 265 declaring Monday, October 31, 2011, the eve of All Saints' Day, as a special non-working public holiday throughout the Philippines.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Philippines Considering 2 Additional Public Holidays

    Philippine Information Agency (City of Malolos) - Two separate bills are about to be introduced to the Philippines' Congress which would declare as new annual national non-working public holidays on January 23 and September 15.
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  • Aug
  • 15
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  • Philippines Declares August 30 Eid Public Holiday

    The Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - Philippines President, Benigno Simeon Aquino III, has issued Proclamation No. 234 officially gazetting the date of the upcoming End of Ramadan national non-working public holiday as Tuesday, August 30, 2011.
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  • Aug
  • 3
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  • Philippines Declare August 29 Public Holiday

    Philippine Information Agency Press Release (Tacloban City) - Malacañang, the Philippines' Presidential Palace, has declared Monday, August 29, 2011, as a regular non-working public holiday throughout the Philippines in observance of National Heroes Day.
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  • Jul
  • 31
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  • Philippines Rule-Out Cory Public Holiday

    Journal Online (Manila) - Philippines' chief of staff and media bureau chief, Ric de Guzman, has announced that Monday, August 1, 2011, the 2nd anniversary of former president Corazon Aquino, is not a non-working public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 23
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  • Philippines Announces End of Ramadan Public Holiday

    GMA News Online (Manila) - Philippines' deputy presidential spokesperson, Abigail Valte, has announced that the President planned to declare Tuesday, August 30, 2011, as a national non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming End of Ramadan festival.
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  • Jul
  • 14
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  • Philippines Declares July 15 ARMM Public Holiday

    Balita (Cotabato City) - The Acting Regional Governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) of the Philippines, Ansaruddin Adiong, has declared Friday, July 15, 2011, as a one-off regional public holiday.
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  • Jun
  • 23
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  • Philippines Declare June 29 ARMM Public Holiday

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The government of the Philippines has announced that the date of the regional public holiday for the upcoming Lailatul Isra Wal Miraj (the Nocturnal Journey and Ascension of Prophet Mohammed) as Wednesday, June 29, 2011.
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  • Jun
  • 8
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  • Philippines Declare June 24 Public Holiday

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines' Presidential Executive Secretary, Paquito Ochoa Jr., has signed Proclamation 175, declaring Friday, June 24, 2011, as an official, non-working, public holiday in the city of Manila (the political and economic capital of the Philippines).
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  • Jun
  • 5
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  • Philippines Rule-Out June 13 Public Holiday

    The Manila Bulletin (Manila) - Philippines' Deputy Presidential Spokesperson, Abigail Valte, has announced that President Aquino will not move the upcoming June 12, Independence Day, public holiday to Monday, June 13, 2011.
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  • May
  • 31
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  • Philippines Bill Would Devolve Regional Public Holidays

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Congress of the Philippines is to consider a bill which would devolve the declaration of local public holidays to the concerned local municipal councils, so that "Congress can instead concentrate on measures of national concern".
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Philippines Declare June 20 Public Holiday

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has signed Proclamation 154 which declares Monday, June 20, 2011, as special non-working public holiday in the Philippines for the celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Philippine national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal.
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  • Apr
  • 27
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  • Philippines Rule-Out May 2 Public Holiday

    GMA News Online (Manila) - Philippines' presidential spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, has announced that May 2 would be considered a regular working day despite the annual May 1, Labor Day, falling on a Sunday in 2011.
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  • Apr
  • 21
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  • Philippines Resolve Good Friday Public Holiday Conflict

    GMA News Online (Manila) - Philippines' President, Benigno Aquino III, has issued Administrative Order No. 12 which moves that date of this year's Earth Day to Monday, April 25, 2011, due to that day's conflict with the 2011 date of the Good Friday annual public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 18
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  • Philippines Declares April 23 Public Holiday

    ABS-CBN News (Manila) - Philippines' President, Benigno Aquino III, has issued Proclamation No. 150 which finally declares Saturday, April 23, 2011, as a non-working public holiday throughout the Philippines.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Philippines Still Considering Black Saturday Public Holiday

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines deputy presidential spokesperson, Abigail Valte, has announced that a proposal had been sent to the Office of the Executive Secretary to declare Black Saturday, April 23, 2011, a national non-working public holiday in the Philippines.
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  • Apr
  • 6
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  • Philippines Rule-Out April 9 Public Holiday Move

    GMA News Online (Manila) - The Philippines government has announced that the upcoming Araw ng Kagitingan public holiday would be commemorated on a Saturday, April 9, 2011, as originally gazetted.
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  • Apr
  • 4
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  • Philippines Vote Arbor Day Public Holiday

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines' House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill reviving the annual nationwide Arbor Day non-working public holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 21
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  • Philippines Bill Would Declare March 31 Public Holiday

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - Philippines Representative, Roger Mercado, has initiated a legislative measure which would declare March 31 as an annual non-working nationwide public holiday in the Philippines.
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  • Feb
  • 12
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  • Philippines Extend Prophet's Birthday Holiday

    Philippine Information Agency (Manila) - The Philippines have declared Tuesday, February 15, 2011, a nationwide Muslim non-working holiday, under Presidential Decree No. 1083, for the upcoming Prophet's Birthday holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 19
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  • Philippines Rules-Out 2011 CNY Public Holiday

    Manila Bulletin (Manila) - Philippine President, Benigno Aquino III, has finally announced that Chinese Lunar New Year would not be a non-working public holiday in the Philippines in 2011.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Philippines Seriously Considering CNY Public Holiday

    Manila Bulletin (Manila) - Philippines presidential spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, has announced that President Benigno Aquino III had tasked his legal team to study whether the upcoming Chinese New Year should be declared an official non-working public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Philippines CNY Public Holiday Update

    Inquirer.net (Manila) - The Philippines House Committee on the Revision of Laws has approved the floor deliberation for consolidated measure that would make Chinese New Year a new annual public holiday in the Philippines.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Philippines 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - The government of the Philippines has issued Proclamation 84, signed by President Aquino, listing the special and regular public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2011.
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  • Dec
  • 12
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  • Philippines Confirm 2 Year-End Public Holidays

    Manila Bulletin (Manila) - Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has announced that Friday, December 24 and 31, 2010, as special non-working holidays, as per the provisions of Proclamation No.1841.
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  • Nov
  • 29
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  • Philippines To Announce Public Holidays By Mid-December

    Manila Bulletin (Manila) - Philippines Presidential Spokesperson, Edwin Lacierda, has announced that the government would try to confirm, or not, the 3 upcoming December public holidays before the end of the month.
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  • Nov
  • 13
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  • Philippines Promises 2011 Public Holidays Soon

    Manila Bulletin (Manila) - Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., of the Philippines Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), has announced that Malacañang would soon issue a proclamation listing the regular and special holidays for 2011 "to give the public time to plan ahead their activities".
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  • Nov
  • 11
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  • Philippines Declares November 29 Public Holiday

    Manila Bulletin (Manila) - Philippines Deputy Presidential Spokesperson, Abigail Valte, has announced that President Benigo Simeon Aquino III had declared Monday, November 29, 2010, as a non-working public holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 10
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  • Philippines Declares Eid al-Adha As National Public Holiday

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - Philippines President, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, has issued Proclamation No. 60 which declares Tuesday, November 16, 2010, as a national non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Eid'l Adha, or feast of sacrifice.
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  • Nov
  • 3
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  • Philippines Considering November 29 Public Holiday

    Manila Bulletin (Manila) - Philippines' Presidential Spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, has announced that President Benigno S. Aquino III was considering declaring Monday, November 29, 2010, as a one-off non-working public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 26
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  • Philippines Declares Tomorrow Partial Public Holiday

    Philippines Information Services (PIA) - Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has declared Wednesday, October 27, 2010, as another special non-working (public) holiday in the areas where yesterday's Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections were postponed.
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  • Oct
  • 7
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  • Philippines Declares October 25 Public Holiday

    Manila Bulletin (Manila) - Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has issued Proclamation No. 48, declaring Monday, October 25, 2010, the day of the nationwide Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, as a non-working public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 3
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  • Philippines Could Declare SK Public Holiday

    ABS-CBN News (Manila) - The Philippines Commission on Elections (Comelec) has announced that it will ask the President of the Philippines to issue an executive order declaring a one-off non-working public holiday on Monday, October 25, 2010, the date of the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.
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  • Sep
  • 3
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  • Philippines Finally Declare September 10 Eid Public Holiday

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has signed Proclamation 26, "Declaring Friday, September 10, 2010 As A Regular Holiday Throughout The Country In Observance Of Eid'l Fitr (Feast Of Ramadhan)".
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  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Philippines Likely To Declare September 10 Eid Public Holiday

    Manila Bulletin (Manila) - The Secretary of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), Bai Omera D. Dianalan Lucman, has recommended to the government of the Philippines that the date for the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday be declared as Friday, September 10, 2010.
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  • Aug
  • 13
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  • Philippines Declare August 30 A Public Holiday

    Philippines Information Services (PIA) - Earlier this morning, Philippines' presidential spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, has announced that Monday, August 30, 2010, had been declared a non-working public holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 12
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  • Philippines Could Cancel August 30 Public Holiday

    Philippines Information Services (PIA) - Philippines' presidential spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, has announced that, in addition to yesterday's cancellation of the upcoming August 23 public holiday, it was also possible that the upcoming National Heroes' Day, on August 30, might also be declared a regular working day.
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  • Aug
  • 11
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  • Philippines Cancels August 23 Public Holiday

    Philippines Information Services (PIA) - In an, as of yet unnumbered, proclamation, Philippines President, Benigno Aquino III, has announced that the upcoming public holiday marking the death anniversary of Benigno Aquino Jr would be on Saturday, August 21, 2010, rather than the previously announced date of Monday, August 23, 2010.
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  • Aug
  • 10
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  • Philippines Announces Start of Ramadan

    Manila Bulletin (Manila) - Earlier tonight, the Philippines National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), announced Thursday, August 12, 2010, would be the first day of the upcoming month of Ramadan.
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  • Aug
  • 6
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  • Philippines Could Cancel August 23 Public Holiday

    Manila Bulletin (Manila) - Philippines' presidential spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, has announced that recently inaugurated President Benigno Aquino III was considering not declaring a day in lieu public holiday on August 23 on the occasion of this year's Ninoy Aquino Day.
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  • Jul
  • 22
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  • Philippines Rules-Out SONA Public Holiday

    GMA News and Public Affairs (Manila) - Philippines' Presidential spokesperson, Edwin Lacierda, has announced that the upcoming, July 26, SONA (State of the Nation Address) of recently-elected President Benigno Aquino III would not be a public holiday, but rather a regular working day.
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  • Jul
  • 12
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  • Philippines To Review Public Holidays Economics

    Philippine Information Agency (Tacloban City) - Philippines Presidential Spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, has announced that contrary to his recent statement, President Benigno Aquino III will in fact be reviewing the possibility of requesting Congress to amend the law allowing the moving of legal holidays.
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  • Jul
  • 8
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  • Philippines Will Not Amend Public Holidays Laws

    INQUIRER.net (Manila) - Philippines Presidential spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, has issued a statement that the current holiday economics policy would remain in place for the moment, as the new government has "no official position" yet on the issue.
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  • Jun
  • 22
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  • Philippines Declares June 24 Public Holiday In Capital

    Philippine Daily Inquirer (Manila) - Jay Marzan, the City Administrator of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, has announced that, earlier today, the Manila government had declared Thursday, June 24, 2010, Araw ng Maynila, a non-working public holiday in the city.
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  • Jun
  • 17
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  • Philippines Declares June 30 Public Holiday

    ABS-CBN News (Manila) - Earlier this morning, a Malacañang official announced that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo had agreed to declare Wednesday, June 30, 2010, a one-off non-working public holiday on account of President-elect Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's inauguration.
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  • Jun
  • 16
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  • Philippines Considering June 30 Public Holiday

    Manila Bulletin (Manila) - Philippines' Executive Secretary, Leandro Mendoza, has recommended to President Arroyo that she declare a one-off public holiday on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, on the occasion of the inauguration of President-elect Benigno Aquino III.
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  • Jun
  • 14
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  • Philippines President-Elect Could Change June 12 Public Holiday

    Philippine Daily Inquirer (Manila) - Philippines' president-elect, Benigno Aquino III, is quoted in media reports as being in favor of repealing the provisions of Republic Act 9492 as they pertain to the, June 12, Independence Day public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 28
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  • Philippines Declares May 3 Public Holiday

    ABS-CBN News (Manila) - Philippines' Presidential Executive Secretary, Leandro Mendoza, has announced that, in a last-minute reversal, President Glorial Macapagal-Arroyo had decided to declare Monday, May 3, 2010, as a special non-working public holiday in lieu of May 1st, Labor Day, which falls on a Saturday this year.
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  • Apr
  • 27
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  • Philippines May 1st Day In Lieu Public Holiday Unlikely

    GMA News (Manila) - Philippines Labor Secretary, Marianito Roque, has issued a statement that the upcoming Labor Day public holiday would be held on Saturday, May 1st, 2010, and that an additional public holiday on May 3rd, was "unlikely to be approved".
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  • Mar
  • 30
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  • Philippines Declares March 31 Half-Day Public Sector Holiday

    GMA News (Manila) - Deputy presidential spokesman, Ricardo Saludo, has announced that Philippines President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, had declared a half day public sector holiday on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, "to allow more time for goverment employees to prepare for the long legal holiday on April 1-2 and the special non-working holiday on April 3".
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  • Mar
  • 27
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  • Philippines Declare April 3 Public Holiday

    Philippine Information Agency (PIA) - The Labor and Employment Secretary of the Philippines, Marianito Roque, has announced Proclamation No. 2029, which declares Saturday, April 3, 2010, as a special (non-working) nationwide public holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 18
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  • Philippines Declares May 10 Public Holiday

    Philippine Daily Inquirer (Manila) - Philippines President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, has signed Proclamation 2020, declaring May 10, 2010, the date of the upcoming national elections, a special public non-working holiday throughout the country.
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  • Jan
  • 28
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  • Philippines Senate Set To Vote On Chinese New Year Holiday

    The Inquirer (Manila) - Philippines Senate Bill 136, declaring Chinese New Year an annual special working holiday, has been approved at the committee level in the Senate, and is expected to reach the Senate floor for a vote in early February.
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Philippines Restores Eid al-Adha As National Public Holiday

    Official Gazette (Republic of the Philippines) - Late last month, Philippines' President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA), signed into law Republic Act 9849 which declares the tenth day of Zhul-Hijja, the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar, a national non-working public holiday to coincide with the annual observance of Eidul Adha.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Philippines Year-End Bank Holidays Update

    Business World (Manila) - Most of the largest banks in the Philippines have announced that select branches would remain open to the public over the coming holidays period.
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  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Philippines Announces ARMM Islamic New Year Public Holiday

    Philippine Information Agency (PIA) - The acting Governor of the Philippines' Autonomous Region Muslim Mindao (ARMM), Ansaruddin Alonto Adiong, has declared Friday, December 18, 2009, as a non-working public holiday on account of the Islamic New Year (Amon Jadid).
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  • Oct
  • 30
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  • Philippines Backtracks On Eid al-Adha Public Holidays

    Philippines Department of Labor and Employment (Manila) - Earlier today, Malacañang Palace issued Proclamation No. 1808-A, which revises Proclamation No. 1808 and declares November 27 and 28, 2009 (Eid'l Adha) as regional non-working public holidays, only in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
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  • Oct
  • 1
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  • Philippines Backtracks On Clean-up Public Holiday

    The Philippine Star (Manila) - Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has backtracked on the planned one-day special non-working public holiday announced earlier this week, to clean-up after tropical storm "Ondoy".
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  • Sep
  • 29
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  • Philippines Will Declare Clean-up Public Holidays

    ABS-CBN News (Manila) - Earlier today, Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ordered the drafting of an executive order for a massive clean-up public holiday in Metro Manila, following the recent torrential rains.
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  • Sep
  • 25
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  • Philippines Electoral Public Holiday In 2010

    The Mindao Times (Mindao) - Philippines' Energy Secretary, Angelo Reyes, has announced that the date of the upcoming legislative and presidential elections would be a non-working public holiday.
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  • Sep
  • 8
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  • Philippines Executive Approves Cory Aquino Holiday

    Inquirer (Manila) - Cecille Guidote-Alvarez, the executive director of the Philippines National Commission on Culture and the Arts, told the House committee on revision of laws that Malacañang had no objection to the declaration of a "Cory Aquino Day", but that it should be made another "working holiday".
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  • Sep
  • 5
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  • Philippines Exempts BPO From September Public Holidays

    GMA News (Manila) - Malcañang Press Secretary, Cerge Remonde, has announced that Philippines President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, had exempted workers of the BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) and electronics sectors, from the recently declared September 7 and 21 public holidays.
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  • Sep
  • 4
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  • Philippines INC Public Holiday On September 7

    Sun Star Network (Manila) - Philippines President, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, has declared Monday, September 7, 2009, as a non-working public holiday throughout the country to coincide with the funeral of Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) executive minister Erano "Ka Erdy" Manalo.
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  • Sep
  • 2
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  • Philippines Could Soon Declare INC Public Holiday

    Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation (Manila) - Executive Secretary to Philippines President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Eduardo R. Ermita has announced that the Palace was drafting a proclamation to either declare a special non-working holiday or a national day of mourning on the date of the upcoming burial of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) executive minister Eraño G. Manalo who died on Monday.
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  • Sep
  • 1
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  • Philippines End of Ramadan Date Confirmation

    Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA) - Undersecretary, Datu Ali B. Sangki, the Executive Director of the Philippines Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA), has recommended to President Arroyo that the date of the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) national public holiday be declared as Monday, September 21, 2009.
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  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Philippines Parliament To Consider New August Public Holiday

    House of Representatives of the Philippines (Manila) - In an press release, earlier today, the House of Representatives of the Philippines has announced the introduction of House Bill 6653, which declares the first Monday of August as "Cory and Ninoy Day" an annual national non-working public holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 22
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  • Philippines Chinese New Year Public Holiday Update

    The Inquirer (Manila) - The bill to declare Chinese Lunar New Year as a new special non-working public holiday has passed a Committee reading and is now set for plenary debate in the Philippines House of Representatives.
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  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Philippines Declares August 5 Public Holiday

    Official Website of GMA News and Public Affairs (Manila) - Philippines' President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA), has declared Wednesday, August 5, 2009, as a one-off special non-working public holiday, on the day of the funeral of the late former President Corazon "Cory" Aquino.
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  • Jul
  • 22
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  • Philippines 2010 Public Holidays Declared

    BusinessWorld Online (Manila) - Earlier today, Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) issued Proclamation 1841 declaring 10 regular public holidays, four special non-working public holidays and one special public holiday for the calendar year 2010.
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  • Jul
  • 18
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  • Philippines Announces Lailatul Izra Wal Miraj Public Holiday Date

    Manila Bulletin (Manila) - Pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1083 which recognized Muslim holidays, Philippines' ARMM Governor, Datu Zaldy Uy Ampatuan, has declared a non-working public holiday on Monday, July 20, 2009, in celebration of Lailatul Izra Wal Miraj (the Ascension of Prophet Muhammad to Heaven).
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  • Jul
  • 17
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  • Philippines Declares Today A Public Holiday In Capital

    Inquirer (Manila) - Early this morning, Philippines' President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) declared a regional non-working public holiday for today, Friday, July 17, 2009, first in Metro Manila, and shortly after she extended it to most of Luzon Province.
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  • Jul
  • 7
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  • Philippines Declares July 27 Annual Working Public Holiday

    Sun Star Network (Manila) - Earlier today, Philippines President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, announced the official declaration of July 27 of this year, and every year thereafter, as "Iglesia ni Cristo Day".
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  • Jun
  • 21
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  • Philippines Declares Araw ng Maynila Public Holiday

    Philippine Daily Inquirer (Manila) - The Mayor of the capital of the Philippines, Alfredo Lim, announced that Malacañang had issued Proclamation No. 1799 declaring Wednesday, June 24, 2009, as a special non-working public holiday in Manila, in commemoration of the 438th founding anniversary of the city.
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  • Jun
  • 20
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  • Philippines Law To Move Rizal Day Public Holiday To June

    Inquirer.net (Manila) - The Philippines Chamber of Deputies has approved on third and final reading House Bill 5408 to amend the Administrative Code of 1987 to change the commemoration date of the Rizal Day public holiday from December 30 (the date when he was executed) to June 19 (his birthday).
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  • Jun
  • 10
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  • Philippines Rizal Province Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Official Website of the Provincial Government of Rizal (Teresa) - Philippines' Government Proclamation 1790 declares tomorrow, June 11, 2009, the 108th Foundation Day of Rizal Province, a special non-working public holiday throughout the province.
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  • Jun
  • 5
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  • Philippines Senate Moves Lapu-Lapu Public Holiday Forward

    Philippines Senate Press Release (Manila) - Philippines Senator, Richard J. Gordon (Independent), got approval for four measures of national significance, most particularly for his pet project embodied in SBN 3284, which would declare April 27 as a annual special non-working public holiday throughout the country to commemorate the victory of Lapu-Lapu and his men on April 17, 1521.
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  • May
  • 14
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  • Philippines Votes Chinese New Year Public Holiday

    Manila Bulletin (Manila) - The Committee on Revision of Laws of the Philippines' House of Representatives has approved 10 bills proposing additional annual public holidays, most notably, House Bill (HB) 5881, which would make Chinese New Year a special non-working public holiday.
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  • May
  • 10
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  • Philippines Pacman Celebration Day On May 11

    ABS-CBN News (Manila) - Philippines' President, Glorai Macapagal-Arroyo, has declared Monday, May 11, 2009, as the new national day of celebration for boxing champion Manny "Pacman” Pacquiao.
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  • May
  • 6
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  • Philippines Postpones Pacquiao National Holiday

    The Philippine Star (Manila) - Following a WHO (World Health Organization) advisory, Philippines' President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has decided to postpone the May 8 (working) National Holiday until next week.
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  • May
  • 5
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  • Philippines Declares May 8 National Holiday

    GMA News TV (Manila) - Philippines President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, has issued Proclamation No. 1764 which declares Friday, May 8, 2009, as a national day of celebration to honor boxing champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao.
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  • May
  • 4
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  • Philippines Planning May 8 Public Holiday

    The Philippine Star (Manila) - In a GMA-7 interview, today, Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao announced that he had received a personal telephone call from Philippines' President Arroyo, who told him that Friday, May 8, 2009, the day he arrives in Manila, had been declared a non-working public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 8
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  • Philippines Declares April 11 Public Holiday

    GMANews (Manila) - Philippines' President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has signed Proclamation No. 1752, which declares April 11, 2009, Black Saturday, as a special non-working public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 5
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  • Philippines Extend Scope And Duration Of Feast Of Sacrifice Public Holidays

    ABS-CBN News (Manila) - Philippines' President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA), has declared Friday-Saturday, November 27-28, 2009, as nationwide non-working public holidays to mark the celebration of the Eid'l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).
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  • Mar
  • 30
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  • Philippines Declares April 6 Public Holiday

    GMA News (Manila) - Philippines' President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, has issued Proclamation 1669 which declares Monday, April 6, 2009, as an official non-working public holiday in the Philippines.
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  • Mar
  • 14
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  • Philippines Considering 7 Additional Public Holidays

    The Philippine Star (Manila) - Several bills have been tabled in the Philippines' House of Representatives, seeking to declare seven more non-working public holidays in addition to the 16 public holidays already prescribed by law or presidential order.
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  • Feb
  • 19
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  • Philippines Declares School Holiday For EDSA 1

    The Philippine Star (Manila) - Earlier today, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) signed Proclamation 1728 declaring Monday, February 23, 2009, as a special holiday for all public and private schools in observance of the 23rd anniversary of the 1986 people power revolution (EDSA 1).
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  • Feb
  • 18
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  • Philippines Confirms No February 25 Public Holiday

    Philippines Star (Manila) - Philippines Deputy Presidential Spokesperson, Lorelei Fajardo, has confirmed that the upcoming anniversary of the February 25, 1986, people power revolution, would not be a public holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 4
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  • Philippines Considering Reducing Number of Public Holidays In 2009

    Business Mirror (Manila) - Earlier today, Philippines' Presidential Press Secretary, Cerge Remonde, said that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) is open to a proposed reduction in the number of holidays, this year, to help the business sector cope with the global crisis.
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Philippines 2009 Public Holidays Released

    ABS-CBN (Manila) - Earlier today, Philippines President Gloria Macapal-Arroyo (PGMA) signed Proclamation 1699 which lists the official public holidays (sub-divided into regular holidays and special non-working days) in the Philippines for 2009.
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  • Jan
  • 2
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  • Philippines Could Move Rizal Day Public Holiday To June

    Newsbreak (Manila) - Consolidated House Bill 5408, was passed on third reading by the Philippines House of Representatives on December 10, 2008, and would move the observance of the Rizal Day public holiday from December 30 (the date of Rizal's execution) to June 19 (Rizal's birthday).
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2008

  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Philippines Extends Year-End Public Holidays To January 2nd

    GMANews (Manila) - Late last night, Philippines' President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, finally announced, through Proclamation 1695, that she had declared Friday, January 2, 2009, as a one-off bridge public holiday for both the private and public sectors.
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  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Philippines Still Not Sure About January 2 Public Holiday

    GMA News (Manila) - Earlier today, Philippines' President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (aka. PGMA) has announced that she is still undecided as to whether or not to declare Friday, January 2, 2009 as a special non-working public holiday.
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  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Philippines Considering January 2 Public Holiday

    The Sun Star (Manila) - Earlier today, Executive Secretary, Eduardo Ermita, said that he would consult with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to determine if Friday, January 2, 2009, should be declared a public holiday in the Philippines.
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  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Philippines January 2 Bridge Public Holiday Getting More Likely

    Sun Star (Manila) - The Philippines' Commission on Elections (Comelec) has indicated that it expected Friday, January 2, 2009, to be declared a bridge public holiday in the Philippines.
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  • Nov
  • 20
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  • Philippines Could Declare January 2 Bridge Public Holiday

    Philippine Headline News (Manila) - Malacañang has not yet made any announcement as to the possibility of Friday, January 2, 2009, being a one-off public holiday, but local sources deem it quite likely, as it would give the Philippines 11 consecutive days of public holidays, from Thursday, December 25, 2008, to Sunday, January 4, 2009, inclusively.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Philippines Government Clarifies Status Of October 31 and November 3

    Philippines Information Agency (Tacloban City) - Reacting to the many queries received about what weekday would be a public holiday, as November 1st falls on a Saturday in 2008, Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita re-stated that both Friday, October 31, and Monday, November 3, 2008, would be regular working days.
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  • Oct
  • 22
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  • Philippines Declares November 10 Public Holiday In Eastern Samar

    PIA Press Release (Malacañang) - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (PGMA) has issued Presidential Proclamation No. 1643 making Monday, November 10, 2008 is a special one-off non-working holiday for the Province of Eastern Samar.
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  • Sep
  • 22
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  • Philippines Revises End Of Ramadan Public Holiday Date

    The Inquirer - President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) issued a directive making Wednesday, October 1, 2008, a regular holiday throughout the country, on the occasion of the Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan) Muslim religious festival. The directive was issued under Proclamation number 1625, released by Malacañang earlier this morning.
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  • Aug
  • 17
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  • Philippines May Yet Again Review Its Holidays Law

    Philippine Daily Inquirer - Philippines Senator, Benigno Aquino III (aka. Noynoy), has announced that he will soon introduce legislation to change the "holiday economics" policy mandated by last year's Republic Act No. 9492, which moves certain public holidays, except those religious in nature, to form three-day weekends to encourage travel and leisure spending.
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  • Aug
  • 14
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  • Philippines Declares Upcoming Regional and Municipal Public Holidays

    Philippines' Presidency Website - Philippines' President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) has declared a series of upcoming dates as special non-working public holidays in five cities, one municipality and one province.
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  • Aug
  • 7
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  • Philippines Declares August 8 and 11 Public Holidays In Muslim Regions

    GMA News - Earlier today, Executive Secretary, Eduardo R. Ermita, signed Proclamation 1578, declaring Friday, August 8, and Monday, August 11, as non-working holidays in the ARMM (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao) where elections will be held, as well as in Cotabato and Isabela cities, areas where the counting of votes will be held.
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  • Jul
  • 28
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  • Philippines Announces July 30 Date For Ascension Of The Prophet Regional Public Holiday

    Philippines Information Agency - The government of the Philippines has announced that, pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1083 of 1977, the date of Wednesday, July 30, 2008, had been chosen for this year's celebration of Lailatul Izra Wal Miraj (Nocturnal Journey and Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad).
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  • Jul
  • 18
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  • Philippines Declares July 22 Public Holiday In Bohol Province

    Philippines Information Agency (Bohol) - On Tuesday, July 22, 2008, the province of Bohol will to celebrate 154 years since Bohol was officially separated from Cebu province.
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  • Jul
  • 10
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  • Philippines July 14 Public Holiday In Baguio City And Six Cordillera Provinces

    The Inquirer (Northern Luzon) - To make uninterrupted holidays breaks (aka. PGMA's holiday economics), Malacañang has declared Monday, July 14, 2008, a non-working public holiday in Baguio City and six Cordillera provinces, instead of the expected date of July 15 which would mark the 21st anniversary of President Corazon Aquino's Executive Order 220 creating the Cordillera Administrative Region on July 15, 1987.
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  • Jun
  • 16
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  • Philippines Declares June 24 Public Holiday In Manila

    ABS CBN News - President Gloria Macapal Arroyo (PGMA) has declared Tuesday, June 24, 2008 as a one-off public holiday in the City of Manila by virtue of Proclamation No. 1500, to mark the 437th Foundation anniversary of the capital of the Philippines.
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  • Jun
  • 11
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  • Philippines June 19 Public Holiday In Laguna Province

    PIA and Balita - Thursday, June 19, 2008, was declared a one-off public holiday in the Province of Laguna and the City of Calamba to mark the 147th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal.
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  • Jun
  • 2
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  • Philippines Declares June 6 Regional Public Holiday

    Office of the President - Proclamation No. 1513 was issued, making Friday, June 6, 2008 (the 56th Foundation Day anniversary of the western Mindanao province), as a special non-working day in Zamboanga del Norte.
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  • Apr
  • 14
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  • Philippines Changes May 1st Public Holiday Dates

    GMA News (Manila) - Philippines' President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, has issued Proclamation 1463 which exempts the annual May 1st, Labour Day, public holiday from the terms of the recent Republic Act 9492.
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  • Mar
  • 13
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  • Philippines Declares March 22 Public Holiday

    Malacañang Palace (Manila) - President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued Proclamation No.1471 declaring Saturday, March 22, 2008, as a special non-working public holiday throughout the country, to coincide with Black Saturday.
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  • Mar
  • 5
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  • Philippines Declares March 10 Regional Public Holiday In Bukidnon

    GMA News - President Arroyo (PGMA) issued Proclamation No. 1461, declaring Monday, March 10, 2008, as a special non-working day in Bukidnon, on the occasion of the 91st anniversary of the province's foundation.
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  • Feb
  • 25
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  • Philippines Municipal Holidays On February 26 And 28

    Philippine Information Agency - Decrees 1465 and 1466, have been released, declaring Tuesday February 26 and Thursday February 28, 2008, as municipal public holidays in the cities of Zamboanga and Tangub, to celebrate their respective foundation anniversaries.
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  • Feb
  • 18
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  • Philippines Declares February 25 Public Holiday

    Malacañang Press Office - Earlier today, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued Proclamation No.1462 declaring Monday, February 25, 2008, as a Special Non-Working Day throughout the country in connection with the observance of the 22nd anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution. In addition,
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  • Feb
  • 12
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  • Philippines February 13 Regional Public Holiday in Parañaque

    Inquirer.net - Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, in behalf of President Macapagal-Arroyo, earlier signed Proclamation No. 1455 which declared Wednesday, February 13, 2008, a special nonworking holiday in the city of Parañaque, for both the private and public sectors.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Philippines Declares January 15-16 Regional Public Holidays

    Philippine Information Agency - Through Proclamations No. 1441 and 1443, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has declared January 15 and 16, 2008, as special non-working days in San Pablo City in Laguna, and in Batangas City, respectively.
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  • Jan
  • 9
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  • Philippines Declares January 10 Regional Public Holiday In Koronadal City

    Philippine Information Agency - Through Proclamation No. 1440, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) declared January 10, 2008, as a special non-working day in Koronadal City, South Cotabato, to mark its Foundation Day.
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  • Jan
  • 8
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  • Philippines Declares January 9 Regional Public Holidays

    Philippines Information Agency - Wednesday, January 9 has been proclaimed as a legal Muslim holiday in Region 12. All city government employees (Muslims and non-Muslims) will be excused from work on that day on the occasion of the Islamic New Year.
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2007

  • Nov
  • 26
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  • Philippines Announces Bonifacio Public Holiday

    Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila) - Philippines' Presidential Executive Secretary, Eduardo Ermita, has confirmed that Friday, November 30, 2007, would be a regular public holiday in observance of Bonifacio Day.
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  • Nov
  • 25
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  • Philippines Declares November 28 Public Holiday in Sarangani Province

    Balita - Yesterday, Proclamation No. 1416 was issued, making Wednesday, November 28, 2007, a special non-working day in the Province of Sarangani.
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  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Philippines Declares November 22 Public Holiday In Sultan Kudarat Province

    Balita - Proclamation No. 1417 was issued making tomorrow, Thursday, November 22, 2007, as a special non-working day in the Sultan Kudarat province which will be celebrating its 34th foundation anniversary.
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  • Nov
  • 10
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  • Philippines: Pangasinan Public Holiday Moved From November 13 To The 12th

    Sun Star - The November 13 Pangasinan Province public holiday marking the birth anniversary of the late Speaker Eugenio Perez, has been moved from Tuesday, November 13, to Monday, November 12, 2007.
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  • Oct
  • 18
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  • Philippines Declares November 2 Bridge Public Holiday

    Finance Manila (Manila) - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has issued Presidential Proclamation No. 1211 making Friday, November 2, 2007, a regular non-working public holiday throughout the country.
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  • Oct
  • 17
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  • Philippines Declares October 29 Public Holiday

    Office of the Press Secretary, Malacañang - Late yesterday, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo issued Presidential Proclamation No. 1403 making Monday, October 29, 2007, a special non-working holiday throughout the country.
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  • Oct
  • 2
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  • Philippines Announces Date Of Eid Al-Fitr Public Holiday

    Inquirer.net - Malacañang has declared Friday, October 12, 2007, a non-working holiday, throughout the country, to mark Eid Al-Fitr, the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
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  • Sep
  • 12
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  • Philippines Confirms September 12 As Normal Working Day

    The Inquirer - The Office of the Executive Secretary confirmed that the September 12, 2007, National Day of Prayer and Reconciliation would be a normal working day (ie. not a public holiday).
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  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Philippines Declares August 31 Public Holiday In Aklan Province

    Aklan Forum Journal - Presidential Proclamation No. 1370 of August 29, 2007, has declared Friday, August 31, 2007, the birth anniversary of the late Roman Catholic leader and Archbishop of Manila Jaime L. Cardinal Sin, an annual special non-working holiday in the province of Aklan.
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  • Aug
  • 22
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  • Philippines August 24 And September 12 Update

    GMA News - Earlier this month, Proclamation No. 1362 declared Wednesday, September 12, 2007, as the National Day of Prayer and Reconciliation, however, it has now become evident that this will not be a public holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 9
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  • Philippines Tinkers With Recent Public Holidays Rationalization Law

    GMA News - Barely 2 weeks after the signing of Republic Act 9492, "An Act Rationalizing the Celebration of National Holidays", it was announced that while August's upcoming public holidays would follow the new rules, Bonifacio Day (November 30) and Rizal Day (December 30), would not follow the new rules in 2007 and that both these public holidays would remain on their traditional fixed dates.
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  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Philippines Declares August 3 Special Public Holiday For Students

    GMA News - Earlier today, Philippines President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, signed Proclamation no. 1345 which makes Friday, August 3, 2007, a special, no-classes holiday for college and high school students.
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  • Jul
  • 25
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  • Philippines Public Holidays Undergo Major Changes

    Sun Star - Today, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) signed Republic Act 9492, "An Act Rationalizing the Celebration of National Holidays", into law.
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  • Jul
  • 10
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  • Philippines: July 16 Day In Lieu Public Holiday In Cordillera Administrative Region

    Sun Star Baguio - Monday, July 16, 2007, has been declared a special non-working day in the Cordillera Administrative Region, in celebration of the region's 20th foundation anniversary.
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  • Jun
  • 14
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  • Philippines' Negros Oriental Buglasan Festival Public Holiday Dates Being Reconsidered

    The Visayan Daily Star - Governor-elect, Emilio Macias II, started holding consultations with various officials and other stakeholders in line with his plan for revisions in the holding of the annual Buglasan Festival in the province of Negros Oriental.
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  • Jun
  • 13
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  • June 18 Public Holiday In Philippines' Naga City

    Naga City Journal - Monday, June 18, 2007, will be a special non-working holiday in Naga City in commemoration of the city's annual charter anniversary.
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  • May
  • 24
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  • Philippines Confirms Special Public Holidays on June 11, November 2 and December 24

    The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) - The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) confirmed that June 11, November 2 and December 24 would be special public holidays, but that Tuesday, June 12, would be regular working day nationwide.
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  • May
  • 5
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  • Philippines Regional Public Holiday Declared For May 7

    Balita - By virtue of Proclamation No. 1285, the Office of the President declared Monday, May 7, 2007, as a special non-working holiday in San Pablo to give its residents the opportunity to celebrate the 67th anniversary or foundation day of their city.
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  • Apr
  • 28
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  • Philippines Regional Public Holiday Declared For April 30

    Balita - Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita signed Proclamation No. 1282 declaring Monday, April 30, 2007, as a special non-working holiday in Dagupan, in order to give the people of Dagupan a chance to celebrate their Bangus Festival.
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  • Apr
  • 25
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  • Philippines Decision On Public Holiday Status Of Mid-Term Elections Awaited

    The Manila Standard Today - The Philippines mid-term general elections will be held on May 14, 2007, and traditionally, the day of a general election is declared as a public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 25
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  • Philippines Declares Public Holiday For Mid-Term Elections

    Sun Star - Today, the Philippines President, through Proclamation 1279, has declared Monday, May 14, 2007, mid-term Election Day, as a non-working holiday throughout the country.
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  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Philippines Keeps May 1st A Labour Day Public Holiday Date

    The Philippine Star - Executive Secretary, Eduardo Ermita, confirmed that Malacañang (the Philippines equivalent of the US White House) was standing by the date of May 1st for the upcoming May Day public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 19
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  • Philippines Declares Four Additional Non-Working Public Holidays For 2007

    ABS-CBN - Under Proclamation No. 1211, signed in Manila on January 10th, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (PGMA) has declared Saturday April 7, Monday June 11, Friday November 2 and Monday December 24, 2007, as special non-working public holidays.
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Philippines Announces ASEAN Summit Public Holidays

    Philippine Star - Through Executive Order 1028, Malacañang has declared January 12 and 15 as special public holidays for government offices and schools in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu due to the holding of the 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. January 13 and 14 have not been included in the declaration of holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Philippines Not Sure Of Public Holidays Dates For Re-Scheduled ASEAN Summit

    Philippine Star - It is not yet definite if Malcañang would declare a holiday for the duration of the rescheduled 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Cebu next week.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Philippines ASEAN Summit Public Holidays Dates Still Uncertain

    The Manila Standard (Manila) - Leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN, regrouping Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei Darrusalam, Singapore, Vietnam, and Malaysia) and six other dialog partners will be attending the re-scheduled Asean and East Asia summits next month, from Jan. 10 to 15, 2007, in Cebu, at the Shangri-La Mactan and the Cebu International Convention Center.
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  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Philippines Renews End-Of-The-Year Public Holidays Truce For 2006

    Reuters - Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo approved on Thursday a suspension of military offensives against communist rebels during the holidays season. The truce with communist rebels would start on Dec. 24 and run up to midnight of Dec. 25.
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  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Philippines Christmas Holidays Truce Uncertain

    Reuters - The Philippine military has recommended suspending offensives against communist rebels during Christmas and New Year, the chief of staff said on Wednesday, two weeks after ruling out such a truce (see our story of December 7, 2006).
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  • Dec
  • 12
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  • Philippine's Cebu Cancels Local ASEAN Public Holidays

    News Info - Local government and education officials in Metro Cebu have decided to cancel the 4-day holiday on Dec. 11-14 and ordered the resumption of work in government offices and of classes in all levels.
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  • Dec
  • 12
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  • Philippines Postpones ASEAN Summit And Public Holidays

    Philippine Information Agency (PIA) - The Asean summit, originally scheduled this week, has been tentatively rescheduled for January 11 to 14, 2007, amidst the issuance of travel advisories by Britain, the United States, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
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  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Philippines Christmas Holidays Truce Confusion

    News Info (Manila) - General Hermogenes Esperon Jr. has indicated that the military will not endorse a Christmas ceasefire with communist New People's Army (NPA) rebels this year.
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  • Nov
  • 26
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  • Philippines Clarifies ASEAN Public Holidays Details, Again

    Sun Star Network (Manila) - In compliance with Presidential Proclamation 1032, Department of Education (DepEd) Regional Director Carolino Mordeno issued a memorandum informing the three schools divisions of the special non-working holidays: there will be no classes in the three cities from Dec. 11 to 15, Mordeno told Sun.Star Cebu yesterday.
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  • Nov
  • 25
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  • Philippines Clarifies ASEAN Public Holidays Details

    Sun Star Network (Manila) - Malacañang amended Proclamation No. 1032 related to the special non-working holidays in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu for Dec. 11 to 14, 2006, during next month's Asean summit.
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  • Nov
  • 19
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  • Philippines Declares ASEAN Public Holidays

    Sun Star Network (Manila) - Malacañang has issued Proclamation No. 1032 declaring Dec. 11 to 14, 2006, to be special non-working holidays in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu for the 12th ASEAN Summit (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).
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  • Nov
  • 14
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  • Philippines Moves November 30 Public Holiday

    Office of the Press Secretary Online (Manila) - In Proclamation 1169, which was signed by the President Nov. 10, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has declared November 30, 2006, Bonifacio Day (Thursday), as a regular working day this year. Instead, December 1, 2006, a Friday, will be a non-working holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 7
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  • Philippines Huli Holiday In Manila

    News Info (Manila) - Today, on its 31st anniversary, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority's (MMDA) gift to the public was a Huli Holiday where there were no traffic citations and a one-day suspension of the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP).
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  • Oct
  • 24
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  • Philippines Clarifies November 1 Public Holiday Status

    The Manila Standard - Malacañang did not declare Oct. 31 and Nov. 2 as holidays as it does each year, and Presidential Spokesman Ignacio Bunye said the public should not to expect the Palace to change its mind.
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  • Oct
  • 19
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  • Philippines Declares October 23 Regional Public Holiday For Eid al-Fitr

    PIA Information Services (Manila) - Ampatuan has declared October 23, 2006, as a special non-working holiday in the entire Muslim autonomous region in meaningful observance of the Eidl Fitr or the Feast of Fast-Breaking.
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  • Oct
  • 15
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  • Philippines Declares October 24 End of Ramadan Public Holiday

    President's Press Office (Malacañang) - President Arroyo issued of Proclamation No. 1155 declaring Tuesday, October 24, 2006, as a regular public holiday in observance of the Eid al Fitr or the Feast of Ramadan.
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  • Apr
  • 7
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  • Philippines Public Holiday On April 15

    Malacañang (Manila) - Philippines President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA), signed Proclamation No.1048, declaring Saturday, April 15, 2006, as a special non-working public holiday in the Philippines.
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  • Feb
  • 22
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  • Philippines Public Holiday On February 25

    Malacañang (Manila) - Philippines President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA), signed Proclamation No.1015, declaring Saturday, February 25, 2006, as a special non-working public holiday in the Philippines.
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2005

  • Nov
  • 24
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  • Philippines Declares November 28 Public Holiday

    Manila Bulletin (Manila) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) of the Philippines has announced that Monday, November 28, 2005, would be a non-working public holiday, by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 839.
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  • Oct
  • 19
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  • Philippines Declares November 4 Public Holiday

    Manila Bulletin (Manila) - Malacanang Executive Secretary, Eduardo Ermita, announced that Friday, November 4, 2005, had been declared a special non-working day throughout the Philippines as Filipino-Muslims mark the end of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan.
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  • Aug
  • 28
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  • Philippines August 29 Public Holiday Update

    Manila Bulletin (Manila) - Earlier today, in a radio interview, Philippines Press Secretary and Presidential Spokesman, Ignacio R. Bunye, announced that the private sector was not covered by the special, August 29, 2005, non-working public holiday proclamation "because private establishments, especially manufacturing companies, have production and delivery deadlines to meet".
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  • Aug
  • 26
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  • Philippines Declares August 29 Public Holiday

    Manila Bulletin (Manila) - Philippines' President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) has declared Monday, August 29, 2005, as a one-off day in lieu public holiday in observance of the National Heroes' Day public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 22
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  • Philippines Declares July 25 Metro Manila Public Holiday

    Official Website of the Government of the Philippines - Malacanang's Executive Secretary, Eduardo Ermita, announced today the issuance of Proclamation No. 880 declaring Monday, July 25, 2005, as a special one-off non-working day (municipal public holiday) in Metro Manila.
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  • Jun
  • 10
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  • Philippines Declares June 13 Nationwide Public Holiday

    Philippines Government Website - Late yesterday, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) issued Proclamation No. 856 declaring Monday, June 13, 2005, as a special non-working day throughout the Philippines.
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  • Jun
  • 1
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  • Philippines Rules-Out June 13 Public Holiday

    Manila Bulletin (Manila) - Philippines Presidential Press Secretary, Ignacio Bunye, has announced that Monday, June 13, 2005, will remain a regular working day even though June 12, Independence Day, falls on a Sunday this year.
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  • May
  • 16
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  • Philippines Declares October 31 Public Holiday

    Malacañang - Earlier last week, Philippines President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA), signed Proclamation No.839, which declares 3 one-off special non-working public holidays; Monday, October 31, Monday, November 28, and Monday, December 26, 2005.
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Philippines May 2 Day In Lieu Public Holiday

    Office of the President (Manila) - Malacanang's Executive Secretary, Eduardo Ermita, announced the issuance of Proclamation No. 837 declaring Monday, May 2, 2005, as a special one-off non-working public holiday, throughout the country.
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  • Mar
  • 15
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  • Philippines Declares March 23 and 26 Public Holidays

    Malacañang (Manila) - Philippines President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA), signed Proclamation No.808, declaring Saturday, March 26, 2005, which falls between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, as a special non-working public holiday throughout the country.
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2004

  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Philippines Declares Two Year-End Public Holidays

    Office of the President of the Philippines (Malacañang) - Philippines Presidential Executive Secretay, Eduardo Ermita, has announced Proclamation 750, declaring Friday, December 24, and Monday, December 27, 2004, as special non-working public holidays throughout the country.
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  • Nov
  • 11
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  • Philippines Declares November 29 Public Holiday

    Philippines Government Website (Manila) - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (PGMA) issued Proclamation No. 727, declaring Tuesday, November 30, 2004, to be a regular working day, while Monday, November 29, 2004, is to be a one-off non-working holiday throughout the country.
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  • Oct
  • 25
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  • Philippines Announces End Of Ramadan Public Holiday Date

    Office of the President (Malacañang) - Philippines Presidential Executive Secretay, Eduardo Ermita, has announced Proclamation 721, Declaring Monday, November 15, 2004, As Special Non-Working Public Holiday Throughout The Country In Observance Of The Eid-Ul-Fitre (Feast Of Ramadhan).
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  • May
  • 6
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  • Philippines Election Public Holiday On May 10

    Malacañang (Manila) - Executive Secretary, Alberto G. Romulo, by order of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, has issued Proclamation 628, declaring Monday, May 10, 2004, as a special non-working public holiday, on the occasion of the national and local elections to be held on that date.
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  • Mar
  • 18
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  • Philippines Declares Day In Lieu For Araw ng Kagitingan Public Holiday

    Malacañang (Manila) - Executive Secretary, Alberto G. Romulo, by order of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, issued Proclamation 583, declaring Wednesday, April 7, 2004, as a regular public holiday throughout the country, in lieu of Friday, April 9, 2004 (Araw ng Kagitingan) which, this year, coincides with Good Friday.
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  • Feb
  • 25
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  • Philippines Final Approval For New Ninoy Aquino Public Holiday

    Congress of the Philippines (Manila) - The Philippines Senate and House of Representatives, assembled in Congress, have passed Republic Act 9256, declaring August 21 of every year as Ninoy Aquino Day, to be observed as a special non-working public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 26
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  • Philippines Assembly Approves February 21 Public Holiday

    Secretary General House of Representatives (Manila) - The Philippines House of Representatives has finally passed House Bill No. 6240 which makes August 21 of every year a special non-working public holiday, to be named Ninoy Aquino Day.
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2003

  • Nov
  • 19
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  • Philippines Changes Year-End Public Holidays

    Malacañang (Manila) - Executive Secretary, Alberto G. Romulo, by order of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, issued Proclamation 503, declaring December 24, 2003, and January 2, 2004,as special non-working public holidays throughout the country.
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  • Nov
  • 19
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  • Philippines Senate Approves February 21 Public Holiday

    Secretary of the Senate (Manila) - The Philippines Senate has passed Senate bill No. 2636 which makes August 21 of every year a special non-working public holiday, to be named Ninoy Aquino Day.
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  • Nov
  • 11
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  • Philippines Declares End Of Ramadan Public Holiday

    Malacañang - Late yesterday, Proclamation 498 was released, making November 26, 2003, a special non-working day to coincide with the expected date of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitre (Feast of Ramadhan) public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 14
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  • Philippines Updates Status Of October 31 Public Holiday

    Manila Bulletin - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (PGMA) reminded the country of Proclamation No. 374 which makes Friday, October 31, 2003, a one-off public holiday in the Philippines.
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  • May
  • 9
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  • Philippines Declares October 31 Public Sector Holiday

    Malacañang (Manila) - Executive Secretary, Alberto G. Romulo, by order of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, issued Proclamation 374, declaring Friday, October 31, 2003 as a special non-working public sector holiday throughout the country.
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  • Apr
  • 11
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  • Philippines Declares April 19 Public Holiday

    DOLE News (Malacañang) - On April 2, Philippines' President, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, has signed Proclamation No. 354 declaring April 19, 2003, the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, as a special non-working public holiday throughout the country.
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2002

  • Oct
  • 18
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  • Philippines Declares Additional October And November Public Holidays

    Gov. Ph News (Malacañang) - Earlier today, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) signed and issued Proclamation No. 277, declaring Thursday, October 31, and Saturday, November 2, 2002, as one-off special non-working public holidays throughout the country.
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  • Apr
  • 9
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  • Philippines Declares April 29 Public Holiday

    Philippines Weekly Brief for Cabinet Members - The President of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA), has declared Monday, April 29, 2002, a one-off non-working regular public holiday throughout the country.
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  • Mar
  • 13
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  • Philippines Declares Holy Wednesday Public Sector Holiday

    Office of the President (Malacañang) - Presidential Spokesman, Rigoberto Tiglao, announced that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the Cabinet, had reached a consensus to declare Holy Wednesday (March 27, 2002) as a special public sector holiday for government employees only.
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  • Feb
  • 12
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  • Philippines Makes February 25 A Public Holiday

    Office of the President (Malacañang) - President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has issued Proclamation No. 151 declaring February 25, 2002, as a special national public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 23
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  • Philippines To Make End Of Ramadan A Full Public Holiday

    Office of the President (Malacañang) - The Head of the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office, Gabriel Claudio, announced that one of the measures included in the legislative agenda for the remainder of the current first regular session of the 12th Congress, is to make the Eidul Fitr (End of Ramadan) a full-fledged national public holiday.
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2001

  • Dec
  • 8
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  • Philippines Declares December 17 Public Holiday

    Office of the President (Manila) - Philippines President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, has issued Proclamation No. 120, dated of December 7th, which makes December 17, 2001, a one-off public holiday throughout the country on the occasion of the upcoming Eid-Ul-Fitre Muslim festival.
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  • Dec
  • 6
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  • Philippines Declares December 24 Public Holiday

    Official Government Portal of the Republic of the Philippines (Malacañang) - Philippines President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, has issued Proclamation No. 129, dated of last December 5th, which makes December 24, 2001, a one-off public holiday for both the private and public sectors.
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  • Nov
  • 28
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  • Philippines To Declares Year-End 4-Day Weekends

    Manila Bulletin (Manila) - Philippines presidential spokesman, Rigoberto Tigalo, has announced that December 24 and 31, 2001, would be declared one-off public holidays for both government and private employees.
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  • Nov
  • 5
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  • Philippines Declares End Of Ramadan Public Holiday For First Time

    GMA 7 television (Quezon City) - Philippines President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, has declared that the upcoming Muslim festival of Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan) would be a special non-working public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Philippines Declares October 31 And November 2 One-Off Public Holidays

    Philippine Information Agency - President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) declared Wednesday, October 31, and Friday, November 2, 2001, special non-working public holidays to enable workers to pay homage to their dead during the All Saints' Day weekend.
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1999

  • Oct
  • 27
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  • Philippines Declares Public Holiday November 2

    Philippine Information Agency - The President of the Philippines has declared Tuesday, November 2, 1999, as a, special non-working public holiday.
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1998

  • Oct
  • 28
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  • Philippines Declares November 2 Public Holiday

    Philippine Information Agency - The President of the Philippines has declared Monday, November 2, 1998, as a, special non-working public holiday.
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  • Jun
  • 25
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  • Philippines Inaugural Public Holiday June 30

    Malacañang (Manila) - The government of the Philippines has declared Tuesday, June 30, 1998, as a special non-working public holiday, on the occasion of the upcoming presidential inauguration.
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  • May
  • 6
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  • Philippines Electoral Public Holiday May 11

    Malacañang (Manila) - The government of the Philippines has declared Monday, May 11, 1998, as a special non-working public holiday, on the occasion of the national and local elections to be held on that date.
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See also: Philippines bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Philippines)