Source:Philippine Information Agency (Manila)
Posted: Monday, July 4, 2016
Most recent follow-up news item: May 10, 2021
In a press briefing, earlier this morning, Philippines Presidential Spokesperson, Ernesto Abella, announced that Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, had declared Wednesday, July 6, 2016, as the date of the upcoming Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) annual non-working public holiday of the Philippines, in accordance with Republic Act 9177.
Today's announcement follows on the heels of this past weekend's (2016-07-03) by Presidential Communications Office Secretary, Martin Andanar, who announced that Malacañang was about to declare July 6 as the date national holiday non-working public holiday in the Philippines, in observance of the upcoming "Eid al-Fitr" (End of Ramadan) annual public holidays of the Philippines ("Well, napag-usapan namin iyan ni Executive Secretary (Salvador) Medialdea at ito po ay sa July 6 pero hintayin na lang po natin 'yung opisyal na announcement ngayong darating na Lunes or Martes po").
Last summer (2015-08-26), then President Aquino signed Proclamation No. 1105, s. 2015 which listed the special and regular public holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2016, and included a slot to be filled-in for the Eid'l Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday added to the list of Philippines public holidays a decade ago (2002-01-23).
Contrary to the announcement of Tuesday, July 29, 2014, as the date of the 2014 Eid'l Fitr annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines (2014-07-14), which generated flak from the Muslim Community (2014-07-17), we do not expect this year's announced date to do so, as last year also did not (2015-07-09).
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