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Philippines Could Declare January 2 Bridge Public Holiday

Source: Philippine Headline News (Manila)
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008
Updated: Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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.

This is due to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signing of Proclamation No.1463, (2008-02-18), which made Friday, December 26, and Monday, December 29, 2008, one-off non-working public holidays in 2008. This, in addition to December 30 and 31 which are annual public holidays by virtue of Republic Act 9492 (2007-07-25).

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