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Philippines October 15 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila)
Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014

The Philippines Government has issued an official statement on Twitter denying new rumours that Wednesday, October 15, 2014, had been, or would be, declared as an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines.

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 (2014-08-19, 2014-07-21, 2014-06-08, 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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