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Philippines President-Elect Could Change June 12 Public Holiday

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer (Manila)
Posted on Monday, June 14, 2010


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.

A couple of years ago (2007-08-09 and 2007-07-25), President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) signed Republic Act 9492 which amends Section 26, Chapter 7, Book I of Executive Order No. 292 (also known as the Administrative Code). The Act made the so-called Holiday Economics, or the practice of shifting holiday observances, into official government policy, and mandated that most holidays, except those with religious significance, will be shifted to the nearest Monday, and codified the previous year's attempt (2007-01-19), to make the occurrence of public holidays more predictable.

President-elect, Benigno Aquino III, will be inaugurated on June 30, 2010.


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