Source:Philippine Information Agency (Manila)
Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014
The Mayor of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, Joseph Estrada, has jumped the gun on the Philippines national government and declared January 15-19, 2015, as municipal public sector holidays on account of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines.
Last week (2014-11-17), Philippines deputy presidential spokesperson, Abigail Valte, had announced that Malacañang, the Presidential Palace, is considering declaring certain days as one-off non-working public holidays in the Philippines during Pope Francis' upcoming visit in January 2015. Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the Philippines from January 15-19, 2015, in Manila and in Tacloban.
Recently (2012-03-18), the Cuban government had declared public holidays from March 26 to 28, 2012, to coincide with the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Santiago de Cuba and Havana.
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