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Philippines Cancels August 23 Public Holiday
(Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010)

Source: 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.

As such, Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda announced that Monday, August 23, 2010, will be a regular working day in the Philippines, while Saturday, August 21, 2010, will be a non-working public holiday.

The aforementioned decision had been rumoured to be in the works ever since Benigno Aquino III was elected President (14-Jun-2010, 12-Jul-2010 and 06-Aug-2010).

A day in lieu public holiday, on Monday, August 23, 2010, had been declared last summer by Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) in Proclamation 1841 (22-Jul-2009), in accordance with the 2007, Republic Act 9492, "An Act Rationalizing the Celebration of National Holidays" (25-Jul-2007 and 09-Aug-2007) which moves most of the non-religious public holidays to the adjacent Monday.

Despite today's announcement, spokesperson Lacierda said there were no suggestions during the Tuesday cabinet meeting that led to today's decision, to repeal Arroyo's holiday economics edict.

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