Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila)
The Philippines' House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill reviving the annual nationwide Arbor Day non-working public holiday.
In the past, Arbor Day was celebrated in the Philippines on June 25. As per the aforementioned bill, the revived Arbor Day will be declared as a public holiday to ensure the active participation of students, out-of-school youth and government employees and the private sector, people's organizations and non-governmental organizations.
It is not yet clear if the date chosen for this new public holiday will be June 25. additionally, this new public holiday must also be approved by the President of the Philippines, not a forgone conclusion (11-Aug-2010).
As an aside, in recent years (28-Mar-2011, 17-Nov-2010, 28-Mar-2010, 12-Nov-2009, 18-Nov-2008, and 12-Mar-2008), Macedonia has systematically declared 2 annual Tree Planting non-working public holidays.
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