Philippines Extends Year-End Public Holidays To January 2nd
Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 8, 2010
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.
Executive Secretary, Eduardo Ermita, further added that heads of government agencies will have the discretion over whether they want to declare a half-day public holiday for December 24, Christmas Eve.
It means that with the regular public holidays of December 25, 30, 31 and January 1, and the special one-off public holidays announced earlier in the year (2008-02-18) and the weekends, people in the Philippines will get 11 consecutive days of public holidays, a record matched by Moldova (2008-12-10) and missed by 1 day by Russia (2008-11-28).
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Philippines Extends Year-End Public Holidays To January 2nd" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.