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Philippines June 13 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila)
Posted: Sunday, June 8, 2014
Updated: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Philippines Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary, Herminio Coloma Jr., has issued an official statement denying new rumours that Friday, June 13, 2014, had been declared as an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines, as it falls between the annual Independence Day non-working public holiday of the Philippines, and the weekend.

In its statement, Malacañang referred to Proclamation No. 655, s. 2013, signed by President Benigno Aquino III, last year (2013-09-30), and which lists the special and regular non-working public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2014.

The need for the Government of the Philippines to issue last-minute statements denying the declaration of day in lieu, or bridge, public holidays is common (2014-02-24, 2013-10-23, 2012-12-27, 2012-07-12, 2012-06-03 and 2012-03-07).

Under former president Macapagal-Arroyo, the concept of holidays economics had seen mid-week public holidays moved to adjoin a nearby weekend (2007-07-25).

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