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Philippines December 8 Public Holiday Sent To President

Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila)
Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017
Most recent follow-up news item: August 14, 2019


The House Bill 5241 declaring December 8 of every year a special national non-working public holiday in the Philippines, and which was recently adopted by the Philippines Senate as Senate Bill 1430, has now been forwarded to President Duterte for his signature into law.

Earlier this year (2017-05-03), The Philippines House of Representatives unanimously approved, in its third and final reading, the House Bill 5241, authored by Majority Leader and Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo C. Fariñas, declaring December 8 of every year a special national non-working public holiday in the Philippines on account of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Were it to be signed into law, House Bill 5241 would thus further amend (2017-12-14, 2017-10-23, 2017-10-16, and 2017-10-15) the previously released (2016-08-18) list of official 2017 non-working public holidays in the Philippines (Proclamation No. 50, s. 2016).



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