Source:Philippine Information Agency (Manila)
Posted: Thursday, August 2, 2012 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
The Philippines House of Representatives has approved, on third and final reading, the House Bill 1072, which declares Chinese New Year (CNY) as a special annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines.
Chinese New Year was included in the Proclamation No. 295, s. 2011 (2011-12-01) which listed the official non-working public holidays in the Philippines for 2012, as a manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people, but the annual status of CNY as an annual Philippines public holiday was still in question,