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Philippines July 6 Public Holiday Expected

Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila)
Posted: Sunday, July 3, 2016
Most recent follow-up news item: July 4, 2016

Presidential Communications Office Secretary, Martin Andanar, is reported in the local media as saying that Malacañang, the Philippines' Presidential Palace, may 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.

As per the aforementioned reports, "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), President Aquino signed the 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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