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Philippines Backtracks On Eid al-Adha Public Holidays

Source: Philippines Department of Labor and Employment (Manila)
Posted: Friday, October 30, 2009
Updated: Thursday, August 8, 2019


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).

Last spring's Proclamation No. 1808 (2009-04-05), had 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), and this was confirmed in last summer's Proclamation 1841 (2009-07-22) which officially declared 10 regular public holidays, four special non-working public holidays and one special public holiday for the calendar year 2010.

This may mark a turning of the tide of ever more numerous public holidays in the Philippines, as earlier this month (2009-10-01), Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo had already 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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