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Philippines Amends Public Holidays For 2016 and 2017

Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila)
Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Philippines Acting Executive Secretary, Menardo Guevarra, has announced that he had signed Proclamation No.117, declaring Monday, December 26, 2016, and Monday, January 2, 2017, as day in lieu non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in addition to the previously released lists of official public holidays in the Philippines for the year 2016 and for the year 2017.

As per the aforementioned proclamation: "The declaration of 26 December 2016 and 2 January 2017, both falling on a Monday, as special (non-working) days will give the people full opportunity to celebrate the holidays with their families and loved ones".

Proclamation No.117, by declaring Monday, December 26, 2016, and Monday, January 2, 2017, as day in lieu non-working public holiday of the Philippines, thus amends the list of 2016 non-working public holidays in the Philippines, as set out in Proclamation No. 1105, s. 2015 (2015-08-26) and the list of 2017 non-working public holidays in the Philippines, as set out in Proclamation No. 50, s. 2016 (2016-08-18).



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