Source:Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (Manila)
Posted: Monday, April 2, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Philippines' President, Benigno Simeon Aquino III, has issued a proclamation declaring that the upcoming Black Saturday, on April 7, 2012, would once again be declared as a non-working public holiday in the Philippines.
As per the aforementioned Proclamation No. 360, s. 2012 the declaration of Saturday, April 7, 2012, as a non-working public holiday in the Philippines was decided because "our people must be given the full and uninterrupted opportunity to ponder on the significance of the Holy Week and to properly observe its traditions with religious fervor, without prejudice to public interest".
In related news, Philippines' Deputy presidential spokesperson, Abigail Valte, has ruled-out the possibility of President Aquino also declaring Holy Wednesday, On April 4, 2012, as a one-off public holiday in the Philippines.
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