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Philippines Rules-Out 2011 CNY Public Holiday

Source: Manila Bulletin (Manila)
Posted: Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Most recent follow-up news item: January 31, 2016

Philippine President, Benigno Aquino III, has finally announced that Chinese Lunar New Year would not be a non-working public holiday in the Philippines in 2011.

Last week (2011-01-12), Philippines presidential spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, announced that President Benigno Aquino III had tasked his legal team to study whether the upcoming Chinese New Year should be declared an official non-working public holiday, as per the recently-consolidated (2011-01-03) version of House Bills 1072, 611 and 2715.

But in the end, President Aquino felt that it was too late, as the consolidated bill came after he had already issued Proclamation 84, which identifies the regular and special public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2011 (2010-12-20).

President Aquino is, however, quoted in the media today as having said that "We hope to include this (Lunar New Year holiday) next year".

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