The aforementioned announcement is in line with the recent announcement (2013-10-02) that the January 9 annual non-working public holiday in Panama would no longer be covered by the "Ley 70 del 28 de diciembre de 2007" (aka. dias puentes law) which went into effect 5 years ago (2008-01-03 and 2007-12-30).
As usual (2012-09-15, 2011-12-06 and 2010-03-25) banks get additional bank holidays whenever one of the aforementioned public holidays falls on a Sunday.
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Panama 2014 Public Holidays Announced" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.